Caregiver Program

Looking after a loved one with long-term care needs can be rewarding, but also stressful at times. In conjunction with the Institute on Aging, 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.

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 711.*

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

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call 1-866-405-8762 (TTY: 711) for more information.

UPMC for Life has a contract with Medicare to provide HMO, HMO SNP, and PPO plans. The HMO SNP plan has a contract with the PA State Medical Assistance program. Enrollment in UPMC for Life depends on contract renewal. UPMC for Life is a product of and operated by UPMC Health Plan Inc., UPMC Health Network Inc., UPMC Health Benefits Inc., and UPMC for You Inc.


We are available to take your call:
Toll-free: 1-866-405-8762
TTY: 711
seven days a week 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.*

*Our hours of operation change twice a year.

Oct. 1 – Mar. 31:
seven days a week 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Apr. 1 – Sept. 30:
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m


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Last Updated: 10/01/2018
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