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How can you find out what Medicare offers caregivers?

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To find out what Medicare offers caregivers:

  • Contact your local Area Agency on Aging.
  • Use the Family Care Navigator at www.caregiver.org.
  • Go to medicare.gov for details on what’s covered.
  • To help make financial decisions and plan for things that aren’t covered, check out Medicare’s resource kit for caregivers.
  • Go to the Department of Veterans Affairs website, Caregiving Support Resources.
  • Go toElderCare.gov and search for “respite care” to learn about options and get help finding relief.

SOURCES:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare.gov: "What Should Every Caregiver Know?;" "Caregiving;" "How Do You Care for Someone With a Disability, Chronic Illness, or Injury?;" "What Caregiver Support is Available in My Area?;" "What Type of Care is Best for Your Loved One?;" "Caregiver resource kit;" "How Can You Plan for the Future?;" and "What types of expenses does Medicare cover?"

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Longtermcare.gov: "Medicare;" "Who Needs Care?;" "Who Pays for Long-Term Care?;" and "Costs: How to Pay."

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on February 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare.gov: "What Should Every Caregiver Know?;" "Caregiving;" "How Do You Care for Someone With a Disability, Chronic Illness, or Injury?;" "What Caregiver Support is Available in My Area?;" "What Type of Care is Best for Your Loved One?;" "Caregiver resource kit;" "How Can You Plan for the Future?;" and "What types of expenses does Medicare cover?"

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Longtermcare.gov: "Medicare;" "Who Needs Care?;" "Who Pays for Long-Term Care?;" and "Costs: How to Pay."

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on February 14, 2018

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