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 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 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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