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Information for Caregivers

UPMC Community HealthChoices understands the important role caregivers play in the lives of our participants. The resources below can provide caregivers with valuable information and resources regarding training, advanced planning, coping strategies, support groups, and more!

General Resources

UPMC Senior Services
Pennsylvania Department of Aging caregiver support
AARP Family Caregiving
Caregiver Action Network

Creating an Advance Directive

Advance directives can help participants let others know what medical treatments they do or do not want. The resources below can assist with the development of advance directives.

Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network
Next Step in Care

Resources for New Caregivers and Working With Medical Professionals

If you are new to being a caregiver or are transitioning your loved one from a medical facility to home, you may be faced with extra challenges. The resources below can help.

National Transitions of Care Coalition
Next Step in Care Family Caregiver Guide (PDF)

Coaching and Support

If you are an unpaid live-in caregiver for a UPMC Community HealthChoices participant who receives long-term services and supports, you may be eligible to receive individualized coaching support through in-home visits and user-friendly technology. Eligible caregivers may also receive a daily stipend based on participant’s level of need.

For information, call the UPMC Community HealthChoices Health Care Concierge team at 1-844-833-0523 (TTY: 711).

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