Taking Care of Family – and Choosing the Best Medicare Coverage

One of the hardest things for me, as a caregiver, is to see my grandmother lonely. I love her company and like to think she enjoys mine, but I want so much more for her than just keeping me company and vice versa.

taking care of family - and choosing the best medicare coverage

Finding Fun Activities & Making New Friends After Retirement Age

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As much as I’d love to take my grandmother to a concert or some other fun {to me} outing, I know she wouldn’t enjoy it. Instead, I spend a lot of time browsing online and in print for fun activities she’ll enjoy. One of her favorites is a local tour group that schedules trips to fun places like New York, Dollywood, and Graceland. She hasn’t gone on any long-distance trips (yet), but they do offer local outings too, which she’s joined a few times.

If travelling isn’t in the cards, there are the old standbys like Bingo, line dancing, and even art classes. The possibilities are abundant, it’s just a matter of finding them.

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One option that really piqued my interest was adult day care. It’s such a wonderful way for older adults to meet and mingle with their peers. It’s also a great way for a Caregiver to get some rest and take comfort knowing their loved one is in good hands.

As a Caregiver, it’s my job to research and find the best options available for my grandmother. That includes her Medicare coverage. There are many companies that offer the basics in health care coverage, but I want more than basic for my Granny. I want the best.

Choosing Medicare Coverage

taking care of family - and choosing the best medicare coverage

Everyone has their own ideas of what’s important when it comes to Medicare coverage. Some may not know that there is more than just healthcare coverage available. For example, Anthem-affiliated plans, such as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia, offers Medicare Advantage plans that provide high-quality medical care and then some. They also focus on social and support needs that impact good health. They’re expanding their 2019 Medicare Advantage offerings with a new package of benefits, Essential Extras, where enrollees can pick one of six options. For more info or advice you can also speak to a qualified doctor.

taking care of family - and choosing the best medicare coverage

Essential Extras Wellness Services Include:

  • Healthy food delivery
  • Health-related transportation services
  • Personal home helpers
  • Assistive device allowance
  • Adult day center visits
  • Alternative medicine

I absolutely love providers like Anthem-affiliated plans such as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia who stand out and offer more than what’s expected. They make it really easy to choose the best Medicare provider. And when you’re a Caregiver, you’ll take easy wherever you can find it.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

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