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Caregiving is more than most realize

It is important that we Care for the Caregiver by helping them to take care of themselves.

Approximately 66% of family caregivers are women. The typical family caregiver is a 49-year-old woman caring for her windowed 60-year-old mother who does not live with her. She is married and employed. More than one-third of caregivers have children or grandchildren under 18 years old living with them.

As of August 1, 2012 women's preventative services are covered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Insurance companies are now mandated to cover these services at no cost to the insured. The new services include

  • well-woman visits;
  • screening for gestational diabetes;
  • human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA testing for women 30 years and older;
  • sexually-transmitted infection counseling;
  • human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) screening and counseling;
  • FDA-approved contraception methods and contraceptive counseling;
  • breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling; and
  • domestic violence screening and counseling.

Follow this link to the Health Resources and Services Administration to view the required healthplan guidelines.

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