UnitedHealthcare has launched Solutions for Caregivers, a program for large employers that features in-person, telephonic and online resources designed to help caregivers save money and more effectively provide assistance to the people they support.
The program is being showcased at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016, the annual technology convention in Las Vegas.
Solutions for Caregivers is now available to all large employers with self-funded health plans at no additional charge for employees to use the online services. The program offers various resources for caregivers, aging or disabled Americans, and their health care providers, including:
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly 44 million people nationwide provide unpaid care to a loved one age 50 or older.
“Many caregivers are searching for relevant resources but often don’t know where to start. Solutions for Caregivers addresses the needs of family caregivers through case management services and online resources that help caregivers more effectively care for their loved ones,” said Vidya Raman-Tangella, M.D., head of UnitedHealthcare’s Innovation Center of Excellence.
A number of large employers have already introduced the program to their employees when it was available as a pilot initiative, encouraging their workforces to take advantage of the available resources.
UnitedHealthcare at CES
UnitedHealthcare – in addition to showcasing Solutions for Caregivers – will demonstrate at CES new technologies designed to simplify the consumer health care experience by making helpful, practical information more accessible through personal technology devices such as computers, smartphones and television programming.
At CES 2016, Richard Migliori, M.D., chief medical officer of UnitedHealth Group, will participate in a panel at the CES Digital Health Summit panel, “Connecting the Dots and Closing the Loop,” on Thursday, Jan. 7., from 10 to 10:30 a.m. in the Venetian, Level 2, Bellini 2004. Dr. Raman-Tangella will speak about the role of caregivers in supporting older Americans’ health and well-being on Thursday, Jan. 7, from 1:10 to 1:40 p.m. Dr. Migliori will also participate in a “Tech Talk” about the growing use of sensory devices that detect illness by tracking biomarkers in blood, glucose and breath on Friday, Jan. 8, from 2:10 to 2:20 p.m.
CES attendees who visit the UnitedHealthcare booth can learn about a wide range of innovative health programs, including:
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 850,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter.