Medicare Launches New Website for Caregivers

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has launched a new section of the Medicare.gov website focused on helping caregivers.

The new site, called Ask Medicare, provides information and support for caregivers. Some of the resources it provides include information on:

  • Medicare Basics — Eligibility and enrollment; definitions for common terms; the four parts of Medicare…
  • Navigating Medicare — Interactive tool on How to enroll in Medicare, Information on Medicare coverage for Preventive Care, In-Home Services, Mental Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Dialysis and Kidney Transplant, Hospice Care…
  • Paying for Care — Covered expenses; provider directory; prescription drugs (Part D)…
  • Condition-Specific Information — Cancer; Alzheimer’s; diabetes; heart disease…
  • Support for Caregivers — Programs to help pay for premiums and prescriptions; planning for long-term care; managing stress…
  • Care Options — Options and Providers, Care and Prescription Plans, Other Medicare Services…

Other Resources

Links to other resources found on the Medicare.gov site include:

  • Resource Locator — Comprehensive Links to Resources on Medicare Coverage, Drug & Health Plans, Medigap policies, Doctors, Hospitals, Medicare Plans & Formularies, Long-Term Care Planning, Home Health Agencies, Nursing Homes, Medical Equipment Suppliers, Dialysis Facilities, Current Medicare & You Handbook, and other Forms and Publications
  • Caregiving Community — Medicare e-Newsletter, Caregiver Stories, Social Media…
  • Caregiving By The Numbers — Facts and statistics about the U.S. caregiving population

For links to more information and resources on Medicare and other Financial Issues for Caregivers,

See our resource pages on: Financial Issues: Planning & Paying For Care.

See also our comprehensive resource pages on: Legal Matters – For Seniors & Family Caregivers.

For an overview with links to our comprehensive resources for family caregivers:

See our Site at a Glance.

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