UCare Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO)

Some of us have family members who require help with daily living – meals, prescriptions, house cleaning, shopping, transportation, and more. These caregiving responsibilities can be rewarding, but they can also become too much for one person. There are times when expert assistance is helpful to answer questions or make things easier. Now you can ask UCare and M Health Fairview for help!

Your UCare MSHO plan includes complimentary unlimited access to Caregiver Assurance™ for you or your designated caregiver* for those that qualify. Qualifying members must be those living in the community with have a diagnosis of dementia, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). We’ll partner you directly with a dedicated Caregiver Assurance Advisor—a licensed social worker trained in aging and caregiving—who will help to address your top caregiving concerns and offer suggestions, informational resources, and referrals.

Advisors are available by phone Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Here are some examples of what’s available to you through this program:

For Caregivers:
  • Stress management
  • Emotional support
  • Self-care guidance
  • Financial resources
  • Family support
For Care Recipients:
  • Senior housing coordination
  • Home health care (medical)
  • Non-medical home care
  • Social support
  • Transportation services

Your UCare Care Coordinator can help you determine whether you’re eligible for this program and provide a program referral.

Contact your UCare MSHO Care Coordinator to get started today!

**Your designated caregiver is a single individual that may take advantage of this benefit. Before receiving a referral to Caregiver Assurance, your caregiver must confirm for the care coordinator that they have authority (authorized representative or Power of Attorney status) to discuss your protected health information. When calling, your designated caregiver will need to have your UCare member information available.

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