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RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVERS  
 

When you’re caring for an aging, ill, or disabled family member or friend, you may have to help make health care decisions. It’s important to have the information you need to make informed recommendations.

We’ve pulled together a variety of helpful resources for caregivers like you. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or have questions about our Medicare plans, please contact us.

UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE

Know Your Medical RightsYou are now leaving HAP's Medicare-approved website has been prepared by HAP, and provides information about designating a Patient Advocate. The information and forms you'll find in this booklet will not only help you better understand the laws related to the Patient Advocate Designation, but also serve as means to begin talking with your loved ones about this important issue. 

Medicare 101 is a series of brief videos that provide clear, straightforward information about the Medicare program.   

Making Sense of Medicare and Improving Medicare Part D are educational booklets that explain the Medicare program, the choices people have for getting the coverage they need, and the recent changes in Medicare brought about by the Health Reform law.

HAP MEDICARE SOLUTIONS

To be sure the person you’re caring for has the right coverage, it’s a good idea to learn about HAP Medicare Solutions and the range of choices available beyond basic Medicare benefits.

INFORMATION FROM THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES

Ask Medicare. Resources for CaregiversYou are now leaving HAP's Medicare-approved website is a website developed by the federal government that offers tools and information to help make life easier

Medicare BasicsYou are now leaving HAP's Medicare-approved website is a booklet developed by the federal government for families and friends of people with Medicare.

Four Ways to Help Lower Medicare Prescription Drug CostsYou are now leaving HAP's Medicare-approved website offers helpful information about Medicare Part D. 

Closing the Coverage Gap – Medicare Prescription Drugs are Becoming More AffordableYou are now leaving HAP's Medicare-approved website provides information about the changes in coverage that are occurring in Medicare Part D because of Health Reform.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Area Agency on Aging 1B 
(248) 357-2255 or toll-free (800) 852-7795
(Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties)
www.aaa1b.comYou are now leaving HAP's Medicare-approved website

Area Agency on Aging 1A 
(313) 446-4444
(City of Detroit)
www.daaa1a.orgYou are now leaving HAP's Medicare-approved website

Arthritis Foundation
(248) 649-2891 or toll-free (855) 529-2728
www.arthritis.orgYou are now leaving HAP's Medicare-approved website

American Cancer Society
(248) 663-3400
www.cancer.orgYou are now leaving HAP's Medicare-approved website

American Diabetes Association 
(248) 433-3830 or toll-free (800) 342-2383
www.diabetes.orgYou are now leaving HAP's Medicare-approved website 

Alzheimer's Association
Toll-free (800) 272-3900
www.alz.orgYou are now leaving HAP's Medicare-approved website

Healthy Aging – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Toll-free (800) 232-4636
www.cdc.gov/agingYou are now leaving HAP's Medicare-approved website

Parkinson's Foundation
Toll-free (800) 473-4636
www.parkinson.orgYou are now leaving HAP's Medicare-approved website

Medicare
Toll-free 1-800-Medicare (633-4227) or TTY/TDD (877) 486-2048
www.medicare.govYou are now leaving HAP's Medicare-approved website  

 
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