Being a caregiver

As a caregiver, you want to help your loved one enjoy the highest quality of life possible. These tips and resources offer support every step of the way.

Facing a difficult diagnosis 

Does your loved one have cancer, diabetes, or another chronic condition? Discover how you can help support their physical and emotional challenges.

Caring for a loved one with dementia

Learning that a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia can change your life. Here’s what to do next.

Long-distance care

About 15% of caregivers live more than an hour away from the person they’re caring for. Find ideas for how to best bridge the distance.

Manage the stress of caring for a loved one

It’s easy to become so focused on your loved one that you don’t realize the toll it’s taking on you. A BCBSRI nurse offers advice for taking care of your own health.

8 ways to protect medical and health insurance information

Stolen healthcare information can put someone’s financial health—and their physical health—in danger. These tips can help keep information safe.

Resources for caregivers

Caregiving can be challenging and isolating. You can find support from these resources, which cover everything from healthcare to housing to financial help.


Last updated: 01/01/2018

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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island depends on contract renewal.

* Blue MedicareRx (PDP) is a Prescription Drug Plan with a Medicare Contract.

Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc., Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont are the legal entities which have contracted as a joint enterprise with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and are the risk-bearing entities for Blue MedicareRx (PDP) plans. The joint enterprise is a Medicare-approved Part D Sponsor. Enrollment in Blue MedicareRx (PDP) depends on contract renewal.

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