The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the Ask Medicare Web site for family caregivers (those who are family members or friends who help people with Medicare).
The site provides several useful resources on health care information for users.
Examples of help caregivers provide:
- picking up prescriptions
- taking someone to the doctor
- helping an elderly parent navigate benefits and plan for the future
- looking after someone with a disease or disability
The Ask Medicare Web site will provide links to key partner organizations that assist caregivers and beneficiaries, and present personal stories from caregivers in the community. Support information and tools to help caregivers address common problems will also be available. As part of the initiative, CMS will launch an e-newsletter for caregivers that will deliver information into subscribers’ email boxes.
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