Since many boomers are already caring for aging parents (and the rest of us mostly just worry): WVFC has just been contacted the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the government agency that handles Medicare and Medicaid,  about a new initiative to help us learn what's possible.  What does Medicare provide? To whom? For how long?  What does it mean when Medicaid gets involved? How can either help us care for our loved ones, and ourselves, without exhausting our own financial and emotional resources? The questions feel almost endless. The new initiative, Ask Medicare, was "developed in consultation with caregivers and
partners to provide answers to common problems and address a wide range
of questions about caregiving."

If you're curious, check out CMS Medicare's Live Webcast tomorrow at noon (register at http://www.medicare.gov/caregivers).    When it's over, feel free to post comments at this post:  let us know what you think of the site and what you find particularly cogent (or not) in the seminar.  The details below:

 

Ask Medicare Live Webcast
Thursday, September 18, 2008
12:00-1:00pm EST

During the one-hour Webcast, we can:

  • Learn about Medicare's new online resources for caregivers
  • Post questions to CMS Acting Administrator Kerry Weems & experts from AARP, J&J and other organizations
  • Browse the new Ask Medicare* Web site
  • Sign up for the Ask Medicare e-newsletter, which is dedicated to caregivers.

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  • Cathy Warren December 1, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Great information. When my mother was ill, medicare was very helpful. We were able to get caregivers for her during the day so she was not alone. They were kind and comforting people. We are very grateful for the resources that were available to her during her time of need.

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  • Valerie September 18, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    I watched the webcast today and found it very informative. I think the new website will be very helpful for people looking for answers to questions. There are so many caregivers and so much information that people don’t know where to go for help.
    This is a good move.

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  • Valerie September 18, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    I watched the webcast today and found it very informative. I think the new website will be very helpful for people looking for answers to questions. There are so many caregivers and so much information that people don’t know where to go for help.
    This is a good move.

    Reply
  • Nicole Landguth September 17, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Hi WVC,
    Just wanted to say thank you for posting about this event. I hope you find it useful!
    Best,
    Nicole Landguth

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