Caregiver Newsletter Winter 2016

Our caregiver newsletter is now available in electronic format, which makes it easier to share these articles with family and friends.

If you’d prefer a paper version of our newsletter, request a copy by mail.

Take steps to make sure you and your loved one are on track for a healthy year

2016 can be a healthy and organized year with these helpful tips.

Helpful driving tips

These tips can help you understand choices that you can talk through together if declining vision or driving skills are concerns.

Stay on track with your medications when traveling

Don’t let your vacations derail your health – use these tips to make sure you’re on track with your medicines while traveling.

Your time

Take time to relax and recharge with this free stress reducing activity.

Humana hero: Dana Wilson

Dana Wilson

Each month, we share the story of one of Humana’s employees who is caring for a loved one. Meet Dana, this month’s Humana Hero.

Dana Wilson is a daughter, sister, wife, mother and an associate in Humana’s Enterprise Compliance, Licensure and Business Partner Compliance. When her mother was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in September 2014, she became her caregiver. After nearly two years and countless chemo treatments, PET scans, medication trials and errors, Dana’s mother passed away. “It was truly a blessing to have the opportunity to be there for her, although the road has been tough,” she said. “I felt as if I had to be there to help, and I had to know what was going on first hand. Until the very end, I attended every appointment.” Dana knows the challenges of being a caregiver and offers her support and strength to others. She’s a member of the Caregivers Network Resource Group (NRG), a group for Humana employees that offers support and resources as they balance caregiving and their careers, like so many people do. “As I’ve traveled the journey of being a caregiver to my mom, after her passing I realized I am definitely a lot stronger than initially realized… at times I became extremely frustrated and felt that this burden was not fair to me. However, I am ever so thankful and grateful that I had the opportunity to create so many memory-building moments with my mother, and I was able to be there for her when she needed someone, just as she had always been there for me.”

Humana recognizes Dana and appreciates all caregivers!