Caregivers and Medicare
Looking after a loved one with long-term care needs can be rewarding but also stressful. That’s why UPMC for Life offers resources that can help caregivers get the support they need.
Personal counseling for caregivers
UPMC for Life members and their family and friends who are caregivers can receive six caregiver counseling sessions over the phone or through a virtual visit at no additional cost. Learn ways to reduce your feelings of loss, loneliness, or stress. Get resources to communicate effectively, make tough decisions, set goals, and solve problems. To schedule an appointment, call us toll-free at 1-866-441-4395 (TTY: 711) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
This six-week online class teaches you how to take care of yourself while caring for a spouse, relative, or friend who lives at home or in a nursing home. It is available to members and all attendees at no cost. All you need is a valid email address and a computer with a camera and microphone to participate. For more information, call your Health Care Concierge team at 1-877-539-3080 (TTY: 711).
Are you helping a family member or friend make a decision about Medicare coverage?
Get started with this helpful information:
Compare UPMC for Life plans
Attend a local informational meeting about Medicare
Find doctors and hospitals
For personal help understanding Medicare and our plan options, call toll-free 1-866-400-5077 (TTY: 711) seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m
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