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Get the tools you need to give loved ones the care they deserve.
Take better care of your loved ones and yourself with support and resources from the Blue Shield Balance (HMO)1 Plan.
Is your loved one enrolled in Medicare? Learn about the different options available to them.
Find the comprehensive plan information you need to assist your loved one with benefits and coverage.
Blue Shield offers a variety of benefits and services to help make managing prescriptions easier.
To help keep your healthcare costs low, select insulins are only $35 a month during the deductible, initial coverage limit, and coverage gap phases of your benefits. For more information, refer to the Blue Shield Balance (HMO) Evidence of Coverage (EOC).
Members can receive a $25 allowance each month to purchase specific healthy grocery items.2
Blue Shield Balance (HMO) offers a $45 allowance each month to cover OTC health and wellness products.
Get the confidence you need to care for those you love with resources specially designed to assist you on your caregiver journey.
As a caregiver to your loved one, you will need to complete one or all of documents listed below to act as his or her representative to receive information about their health or make decisions on their behalf.
A detailed document that gives permission to use protected health information for purposes other than treatment, payment, or health care operations.
An AOR form allows you to appoint a relative, friend, advocate, attorney, or your physician to act as your representative to make any requests, to present or elicit evidence, to obtain appeals information, and to receive any notice in connection with the member’s appeal.
An Advance Directive is a form that allows an individual to appoint a person or persons to make health care decisions for them if they lose the capacity to make those decisions for themselves.
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A POLST or Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment form is used with advance directives to serve as a continuity of care assurance. You can download the forms below or visit capolst.org for more information.
Join a national network dedicated to improving the quality of life for caregivers and those in their care.
Find support through the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million other Americans who care for loved ones.
Access 211LA, your guide to the services, resources, & information you need to navigate life in Los Angeles.
Services by state to help caregivers locate public, nonprofit, and private programs and services near them.
Run by California’s Department of Aging, it includes resources to connect to meals, nutritional/dietary programs, caregiver resources and other support services for elders.
A place where seniors have the opportunity to meet other seniors in the area through programs or services created just for them.
Discover if you're eligible to receive nutritious USDA Foods to supplement your current diet.
The IHSS Program will help pay for services provided to your loved one so they can remain safely in the home. Learn about the eligibility requirements.
The leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.
Falls affect all of us. Explore resources to help you prevent your loved ones from falling and hurting themselves.