5 Things I’ve Learned About My Mom RecentlyNovember 13, 2019
This is a sponsored post written by me for Amerigroup. All opinions are mine alone.
In the past few years, I’ve learned so many new things about my mom. We’ve been spending more time together ever since my dad passed away. I actually discussed my relationship with her here and here. Today I’ll be sharing five surprising facts I’ve learned about my mom recently, as well as discussing Amerigroup’s Medicare Advantage Plans.
1. She worries about the future sometimes.
My mom has some anxiety about the future, her healthcare options and whether she’ll have the right coverage for her needs. Will she have enough money to pay for her expenses? Will the coverage be adequate for the medical care she needs? These are the types of questions she has had – I’m sure they’re common in the minds of many older individuals. My mom and I have discussed these concerns a lot over the past few months. Did you know that Amerigroup can be a valuable partner in the health and well-being of older individuals? In fact, they provide Medicare Advantage plans that provide high-quality, affordable healthcare coverage. By the way, Medicare annual enrollment for Medicare-eligible folks ends December 7th, so those interested in applying should act soon!
2. Her dietary restrictions can be confusing.
In addition to a low-sodium diet, my mom also follows additional dietary restrictions. Sometimes we’ll meet for lunch and she’ll be genuinely confused about which foods are compliant with all of her restrictions. I love that nutritional support & education is one of the new service options offered by Amerigroup in 2020. This is in addition to delivery of healthy pantry staples! What an awesome way to make sure older Americans are informed and empowered to make smart food choices!
3. She doesn’t like to be alone.
Unlike myself, my mom has always been naturally outgoing. However, ever since my dad passed away, her need to be around others has been heightened – and understandably so. She regularly attends the local senior center, which holds workshops, classes and social events for older folks. I recently discovered that Amerigroup also offers the option for adult day center visits to help combat loneliness and to encourage socialization. I really appreciate that Amerigroup takes a whole-person approach to the well-being of individuals.
4. She needs help to make decisions.
My mom can easily get overwhelmed if she is presented with too many options. She appreciates it when I sit down with her and explain all her choices. We’ve been discussing some concerns about her healthcare coverage recently. In addition to nutritional support, Amerigroup is also giving members the option of service dog support or pest control for 2020. This is in addition to the options of health-related transportation services, home aides to help with everyday activities and access to alternative medicine treatments (acupuncture, for example.) We love spending time together and I’m always happy to explain her options to her.
5. She loves doing crossword puzzles.
One of our favorite things to do together is to sit down with the tablet & our favorite drinks and work on a crossword together. Not only is it a great bonding experience for us, but it also helps to sharpen our minds.
If you’re a care-taker or if you are eligible for Medicare yourself, consider Amerigroup for your health insurance coverage. Amerigroup knows that in order for people to live better lives, it’s important to make it easier for them to access the resources that help manage everyday health concerns. By taking a whole-person approach, Amerigroup is helping individuals better manage chronic conditions, interact more fully with their community and even reduce the likelihood of health-related incidents.
Don’t forget that December 7 is the last day of annual enrollment so those that are eligible for Medicare should act quickly! Have you heard about Amerigroup’s new offerings? Do you help to take care of an older relative?
Thank you to Amerigroup for sponsoring this conversation.
My mother passed away in January from metastatic breast cancer after suffering from Alz for about 8 years. It was so hard, but my mom lived with me for all but the last 6 months. I made so many lovely memories during these years and I learned so much about her and the life she lived before she became mom.
Your mom sounds wonderful. I am glad that Amerigroup is around to help. I’ll have to tell my parents about it.
It sounds like your mom has a wonderful daughter that will help her with all her questions. I always help my parents also it makes me feel good to help them. I am so happy that I’m able to do so.
I am glad you got to know your mom even more!! I know my mom so well because she and I are basically THE SAME PERSON! hahaha!
Your mom sounds like such an amazing person. It’s wonderful that you were able to learn new things about her.
Your mom is really a wonderful person. When you get to this age of life, you will definitely be start worrying about the future. It’s a great thing you are always there for her.
Sounds like the Amerigroup insurance can be a big relief for so many. I am glad you are understanding of your mom’s dietary issues, it can be overwhelming.
My mom is nearing retirement age, so I will definitely have to tell her about these great benefits with Amerigroup. Your mom seems really lovely and I think it’s wonderful you’re there to give her a little extra support when she needs it.
That’s great that you’re involved in your mom’s life. I see how easily our parents and grandparents can become isolated, and that’s such a sad and depressing thing.
It’s great that she has you to explain her options. Sometimes it’s more confusing if you have a lot of options at hand.
Your Mom sounds like a lovely woman. My Mom passed away last year. But we still have our Dad and we sure are helping him in everything he needs.
That’s nice that you are still learning more about your mom. I love it when I get to spend time with family. It’s the best! I’m still learning things about my parents all the time too.
Your mom sounds to have a dynamic personality and she is adorable! My mom too is always worried about the future! I guess she is also suffering from anxiety.
My mom is much like your mom, but no crossword puzzles, please. Give her Wheel of Fortune!
Very informative. My mom also suffers from anxiety and is always worried about her future too.
Our moms are humans too! And now it’s our turn to take care and help them!
It’s easy to forget our moms are people too. It’s awesome how much you learned