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Ask Medicare Webcast Archive
Connecting Caregivers to Medicare Resources, an archive of the live webcast of the Ask Medicare launch event, conducted on September 18, 2008.

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Kerry Weems, Acting Administrator
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Spotlight on Caring

 U.S. Administration on Aging

Since 2001, the U.S. Administration on Aging has offered caregivers an array of programs and services under the National Family Caregiver Support Program.
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Caregiver Stories

Terry Stephens: A Caregiver's Story

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Five years ago, I became a caregiver for my husband after he suffered the removal of a meningioma (tumor) that had been growing for 15 to 20 years and a subdural hematoma. Sadly, he then developed Alzheimer's disease. In 2006, an aortic valve replacement procedure caused an even greater decline...»Learn more


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Spotlight on Open Enrollment November 15 – December 31:

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Plans Change. People Change. Are you ready for Open Enrollment? There may be a better Medicare health or drug plan available in 2009. Medicare's Open Enrollment Period allows people with Medicare to change their health or drug plan. Click here to learn how.

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Sandra Day O'Connor
Associate Supreme Court Justice (Ret.)

Sandra Day O'Connor "Most people never expect that one day they will have to assume the role of a caregiver. Whether it is taking care of a spouse, parent, child, or neighbor, the role of a family caregiver can be very demanding, both physically and emotionally. I applaud the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for highlighting the issue of caregiving and providing a resource that may help with the tough challenges family caregivers face."

Free should be cheap enough – have your loved one get a free flu shot today! Encourage your loved one to get these free shots once a year during flu season. For more information, view Your Guide to Medicare's Preventive Services

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