Helpful Resources for Caregivers and Family Members
If you’re a caregiver to a SCAN member, thank you! We look forward to partnering with you to ensure your loved gets the care and services they need. And, we’re here for you, too. We’ve gathered the information, tips and caregiver resources that can help make caring for your loved one a little easier.
For example, all SCAN plans offer Caregiver Workshops and home-delivered meals. Some plans also include a Respite Care benefit. Check your plan materials to see what your loved one’s SCAN plan offers. Not sure where to look? SCAN Member Services is only a call or an email away.
And, if there’s something you have an interest in knowing more about, we encourage you to take a few minutes to complete our Caregiver Help Form. Or email us and let us know what you’re interested in learning about or to get answers to your caregiving questions.
If you’re a caregiver to a SCAN member get access to additional resources and information when you log in to your account.
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Caregiver Resources You can use
Your Caregiving Journey
If you’re just taking on a caregiving role, you’re starting a journey like no other. It can be challenging, but the tools below can help you make your way. Click on each to learn how to communicate with your loved one’s medical care team, how to involve friends and family in caregiving, what to look for in alternative care options, and more.
We’ve also provided state-specific sites, to help you find local resources.
AARP Prepare to Care Guide — You’ll find caregiving help guides available for English, Spanish, Chinese, Asian-American, and older LGBTQ adults.
USC Family Caregiver Support Center can help you with the challenges of caring for older adults with brain impairing conditions.
California Caregiver Resource Center
CA Department of Health Care Services Caregiver Resources
Veterans Caregiver Support or call 1-855-260-3274
Communicating with Healthcare Professionals
Use these links to find tips and tools to help in preparing for doctor's visits and hospital stays. And how to know/what to do when your loved one needs more care, such as palliative or hospice care.
Going to the Doctor — Click to find tips and tools to ensure you get the most out of every doctor's visit.
Before and After a Hospital Stay — Information to help you plan for your hospital stay.
Advanced Care Planning — Click to find tools and resources to help you and your loved ones plan ahead.
Medicare Hospice — Information on when your loved one will qualify for hospice care.
Respite Care — Learn more about your respite care benefit.
Managing Alzheimer's and Memory Loss
Providing care for a family member or friend with memory loss and other complications of Alzheimer’s can be tough on everyone involved. You may find yourself with far more questions than you have answers for. We’ve put these resources together to help you find some of those answers.
Alzheimer's Association offers you a 24-hour helpline for support, information, and referrals if you’re caring for someone affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. National Helpline: (800) 272-3900
Health and Human Services Resources for Caregivers. Use this to find information on Alzheimer’s and related dementias from reliable sources.
Make a Sensory Room for loved ones with dementia. Use this guide to create a room that helps stimulate the senses while providing your loved one with a feeling of a calm and a secure atmosphere.
How to get Your Caregiver Account
If you’re a caregiver to a SCAN member, having a caregiver account gives you quick and easy access to the SCAN member’s specific plan information and documents, as well as their primary doctor information, and more.
To get started, the SCAN member will need to send you an online invitation to register a caregiver account. Ask the member to log in to their SCAN online member account and invite you. (Or, if necessary, get their permission to log in on their behalf.)
- Log in to member account
- Go to the “Manage Profile and Preferences” page
- Click on the caregiver link
- Complete the caregiver information
An email will be sent to you so you can register. You will need your member’s date of birth to complete your registration.
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