A Smart Healthcare Solution for Older AdultsAugust 27, 2019
This is a sponsored post written by me for Amerigroup. All opinions are mine alone.
I once heard a saying that rang so true to me… the most important things in life are not things. I couldn’t agree more with this sentiment. To me, what I value most in my life are the relationships I have with the people around me. My mom, for example, has sacrificed so much for me over the years and today I want to share a bit about why she means the world to me. I’m also discussing how we’re planning for her future, featuring Amerigroup healthcare services.
I can’t believe it has already been a few years since my father passed away. Being both a daddy’s girl and an only child, I was devastated by his passing. However, time is healing that wound and while he’ll always be in my heart, I need to be present for my own kids, my husband and my mom. Today, my mom and I are closer than ever and for that, I’m grateful!
I have helped to take care of her physically and emotionally for a while. It was my turn to help support her in every way I can… after all, she has been my rock for my whole life.
I remember one semester back in college in particular. I had to attend a physics lecture on Monday evenings from 6-9 pm in NYC. When class was over, I had to take the train back home. My mom would come with me and hang out at a local coffee shop for three full hours every single week. She never missed a week! She did that so I wouldn’t have to take the train alone at night. To say she is selfless would be an understatement. I would say she lived for her family and always thought of ways to make us feel special & loved.
Even as a grandmother, she is an amazing woman. Both of my daughters look up to her and love spending time with her.
When I think about my mom’s future, I want to make sure that she’s comfortable & happy and that she has everything she needs for a healthy lifestyle. One concern of mine is transportation. Since she doesn’t drive, she typically walks to the services she needs, such as the bank, doctor’s office, supermarket, etc. Another concern of mine is home health safety. As she is getting older, I worry about her balance and her ability to get housework done safely. Occasionally, we will sit down and discuss her plans for the future.
I recently discovered that Amerigroup offers Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement products. These services can be a valuable partner in the healthcare of older adults. In addition to offering my mom the tools, resources & coverage she needs, these plans offer me the peace of mind that my mom is well taken care. I appreciate that Amerigroup is committed to improving the health & well-being of their consumers through a whole-person approach. Indeed, their high-quality, affordable healthcare services are a smart choice for adults in their later years.
Did you know that Amerigroup’s Medicare Advantage health plans offer access to a wide variety of wellness services? This includes healthy food delivery, which is such an awesome service for older adults who may not have the mobility to drive/walk easily. Amerigroup also offers the services of personal home helpers to assist with everyday activities in the house. Alternative medicine services, such as acupuncture, are also available. I love that Amerigroup recognizes that various modalities can work in tandem to improve a person’s well-being.
In order to encourage healthier lifestyles, Amerigroup strives to reduce barriers and make it easier for consumers to tackle everyday health issues. Delivering meals right to consumers and offering assistive devices makes it possible for older adults to better manage their chronic conditions. In turn, these services also encourage them to be more active in their community and even avoid preventable health-related accidents.
If you’re an older adult or you take care of one, don’t forget to learn more about how Amerigroup offers the coverage & resources to help during the later years. Do you take care of anyone?
Thank you to Amerigroup for sponsoring this conversation.
Sounds like a great plan and your mom looks amazing. Definitely important to have that needed coverage when we get older.
I will tell my mom about this! It sounds like a great solution for healthcare. I’m an only child as well 🙂
Your mom is a gem!! Seriously, sounds like she wanted the BEST for you (no train for you, lol) so why not give HER the best with the best health care you can get!!! 🙂
She is a gem indeed! Thank you.
Thank you for sharing this information. I had no idea that they offered this coverage. I have to make sure to keep this in mind.
It’s great that you are able to talk about the future together and that you were able to find a program that makes it easy!
For the last 8 years, I was a 24/7 caregiver for my mom who had Alzheimer’s. It was rough, but I never regretted giving this time to her. She passed away in January and I miss her every day, but I’m healing. Make plans now and I would also get a POA now because if you wait until it’s too late it will cost $1000’s instead of just a couple hundred bucks. As you can tell I’m very passionate about this.
I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing, but thank you for sharing your story. Great tip on the POA too!!
This is so informative, it is great there are choices to be had out there for those who are getting older and these of course all deserve only the best!
Your mom is a cutie! She looks happy and healthy. She looks like someone I would love to be friends with! I am happy to hear you have a wonderful relationship with her!
I’ve never heard about this before. I will have to tell my mom about it, she could use something like this.
I had no idea there was something like this. I am definitely going to look into this because my parents are getting elderly in something like this I think would help.
Your mother is incredible! It gave me goosebumps to read that she would travel and come sit with you for a few hours so you wouldn’t have to take the train home alone. Thank you for sharing about smart healthcare solutions. I will be sharing this info with my own parents.
Awww thank you so much. She is pretty incredible!
I did not know about this at all. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. My parents have not retired yet, they were young when they had me but this is good to keep in mind for them in the future.
You are so lucky how so much love your mom has to give and has given you. Giving her a good healthcare solution is brilliant. She’ll appreciate it a lot.
Among so many gifts in the world, healthcare solutions is the best. Top priority for our parents is their health. The both you look so healthy by the way.
It’s really cool that Amerigroup offers such awesome options for elders. I was born when my parents were teens so they’re still pretty young considering I”m almost 38 😉 I love these ideas and tips, I’ll keep them in mind when my parents are at this stage of life.
I think it’s great that they have healthcare out there like this. I think everyone should be able to have healthcare. It can be especially important for older adults.
This is important to think about as my parents get older. Thank you so much for sharing!
Your relationship with your mom sounds so special. I purposefully live very close to my parents so I can help. But the responsibilities are increasing as they get older. It’s important to know there are resources to help them live their best lives in addition to what I can offer them.
There’s nothing like helping care for those we love. It’s beautiful how you’ve maintained this connection with your mother.
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