About 66 million Americans take care of a loved one with a chronic illness, disability, or frailty. On average, a family caregiver will spend about 20 hours a week tending to their loved one. Spending this amount of time clearly can put great stress on the caregiver.
This month is a great time to evaluate how you are handling caregiving. Are you taking care of yourself and the person you’re taking care of properly? Take the time to do your research and make use of the helpful resources in your area. Here in the Knoxville area, you can find help from our friends at East Tennessee Personal Care located in Cedar Bluff. Places like ETPC can provide life-changing support to your family in your time of need.
Also, check to make sure your loved one’s Medicare plan is still meeting their needs. Coverage can change from plan to plan, year to year, so take some time to review their current plan during Annual Enrollment Period from now to December 7th. Our Benefit Specialists would be happy to meet with you for a free, in-home appointment to review the changes with you and pick the perfect health plan.
It’s equally important that you are getting the care you need. From proper health insurance, to personal time and sleep, take the time to evaluate how well you are taking care of yourself. If you have any questions on where to get started, or ways you can improve the quality of your caregiving, give us a call at (865) 777-0153 and let us help you get the support you need.
Additionally, visit this link to read more about caregiving tips and what resources Medicare can help cover.