Caregiving and managing medical care

As a caregiver, you may be faced with multiple medical issues or questions on a daily basis. It can get complicated quickly. You may be making doctor appointments, facing the impact of a hospitalization or working through a detailed home health care plan. Not to mention learning how to communicate well with doctors and health care providers.

Even day-to-day medication management can be tricky to keep up with. You may be dealing with:

  • Keeping track of how to take medications correctly
  • Getting prescriptions filled
  • Understanding how medications are covered

Here, you’ll find guidance and tips for managing health care, medication management and more.

Can caregivers get support through insurance?

If the person you’re caring for has UnitedHealthcare insurance, there are a variety of programs to help support caregivers.

  • Pharmacy Locator helps Medicare members find convenient pharmacy locations across the country — and with some plans, you can also choose home mail delivery
  • Drug Cost Estimator helps Medicare members estimate drug costs