posted by Nikolas Wong
on February 21, 2018
Caregiving is a fulfilling experience for many seniors, but the responsibility can come with physical, emotional, and financial burdens to their health and bank accounts. A national survey conducted by SCAN, based in California, looks at the challenges of caregiving and finds:
Fortunately, health insurance providers recognize these burdens and offer solutions to help seniors who care for others. For example, SCAN Health Plan dedicates an entire section of its website to caregivers to include resources that range from home safety to community services. Caregivers who are members of SCAN Health Plan can get further assistance.
The Commonwealth Care Alliance takes a similar approach to assist caregivers. The Massachusetts-based insurance provider offers a resource page for caregivers. This resource connects caregivers to financial services, pharmacy programs, and much more to help manage their responsibilities. One creative resource is the Wellness Quiz, which allows caregivers to monitor how well they care for themselves.
Cigna is another health insurance provider helping caregivers. The Connecticut-based organization offers a list of caregiver tips to help caregivers continue to take pride in what they do. They include:
SCAN, Commonwealth, and Cigna are three of the many health insurance providers that support caregivers. Learn how the health insurance community ensures caregivers can continue their responsibilities while staying healthy and financially stable.