Are you caring for an aged, seriously ill or disabled family member? If so, youâre one of approximately 66 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness, disability, or frailty. Family caregivers provide an average of 20 hours of care per week â when youâre the caregiver, that can make it hard for you to care for yourself.
November is National Family Caregiver Month â a perfect opportunity to reach out for help if youâre caring for someone with Medicare. If youâre a caregiver, here are 3 things you can do this month to help you help your loved one:
- Check out our caregiver resources.
- Make sure your loved oneâs Medicare coverage still meets their needs. Medicare Open Enrollment is from now until December 7, and itâs important to take a few minutes to review coverage and pick a plan that works for your loved one.
- Find resources near you by visiting the Administration on Agingâs Eldercare Locator.
This month is also a perfect opportunity to make sure you are getting the care you need for yourself. If you or someone youâre caring for is uninsured, learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace.