Caregiver-newsletter

Caregiver Newsletter

Spring 2015

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.

When the diagnosis is congestive heart failure

How you can help a friend or loved one who has congestive heart failure.

Ways to manage multiple medications

You can help your loved one develop a schedule if he or she takes more than one medication.

Get the most from doctor’s visits

A little preparation by you and your loved one makes it easier.

Submit caregiver consent form online

Members can now submit Humana’s Consent for Release of Protected Health Information (PHI) on Humana.com.

Six tips to avoid caregiver burnout

Find out how to help lower stress and recharge.

Humana Hero

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

Diane Logsdon, caregiver for her parents, was raised to follow the Golden Rule. “Treat others like you hope others would treat you, whether it’s family or stranger,” she says.

“One of my biggest challenges was—and is—all the decisions that have to be made daily. With both parents needing my help, those could sometimes be overwhelming. My father has Parkinson’s disease and Mom has Alzheimer’s disease, so the role reversal was rough on everyone. I learned there are no wrong decisions as long as you remember how you would want to be treated.

“I’ve learned to stay involved, not be afraid to ask questions. Make sure you’re known as the advocate and decision maker. If you’re managing someone else’s finances, keep track of everything.

“Caregiving can be exhausting, overwhelming and frustrating, but is always rewarding,” Diane says. “I wouldn’t change these last several years with my parents.”