Today’s caregivers have a profound impact on the lives of millions of individuals facing significant health challenges and on the success of the health care system as a whole. On a personal level, they are the trusted allies for aging, seriously ill and disabled individuals who may need help in managing daily activities and guidance on important decisions about topics such as Medicare, health care, prescriptions and long-term planning. On a national level, the nation’s nearly 66 million caregivers provide an estimated $375 billion in unpaid health-related services every year.
While Ask Medicare offers a wealth of resources for caregivers, we know we can do so much more in partnership with professionals and employers, faith-based groups, health and aging groups, insurers and other organizations that share our interest in supporting them.
If you are a professional who interacts with caregivers, we hope you will utilize our materials to share information that makes their lives easier. And if you are part of an organization that might help us more effectively reach caregivers, we encourage you to become a partner in our efforts!