Caregiver Program

Looking after a loved one with long-term care needs can be rewarding, but also stressful at times. In conjunction with the Aging Institute, we offer the Powerful Tools for Caregivers program. This program 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.
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The Powerful Tools for Caregivers program can help you:

  • Reduce stress.
  • Communicate your needs effectively.
  • Reduce guilt, anger, and depression.
  • Make tough decisions.
  • Set goals and solve problems.
  • Get rid of negative self-talk.

The six-week class is available to members at no cost. For more information, call your Health Care Concierge team at 1-800-606-8648. TTY users should call 1-866-407-8762.*

To learn more, view our Powerful Tools for Caregivers brochure.

Premium, copays, and coinsurance may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premium and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. The formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.

UPMC for Life Dual is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance (Medicaid) from the state and Medicare. UPMC for Life Dual is an HMO SNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the Pennsylvania Medical Assistance (Medicaid) program. Enrollment in UPMC for Life Dual depends on contract renewal. UPMC for Life Dual is a product of and operated by UPMC for You Inc.

UPMC for Life Options is available to anyone with Medicare who meets the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) level of care and/or resides in a nursing home. Premiums, copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. UPMC for Life Options is an HMO SNP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in UPMC for Life Options depends on contract renewal. UPMC for Life Options is a product of and operated by UPMC Health Plan Inc.


We are available to take your call:
Toll-free: 1-866-405-8762
TTY: 1-866-407-8762
seven days a week 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.*

*Our hours of operation change twice a year.

Oct. 1 – Feb. 14:
seven days a week 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Feb. 15 – Sept. 30:
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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