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Unitedhealthcare Helps me so that I can help my family

September 18, 2017

This is a sponsored post by UnitedHealthcare. All thoughts and opinions are my own

My grandmother was my heart she loved the outside and could cook her behind off. I remember her always telling me stories and always having breakfast ready for me. My mother worked so my grandmother helped in raising me. At the age of around 12 my grandmother, who was probably in her early 60’s at the time, started to do a lot of things that were unlike her. For example she would leave the water running in the sink, or call me by my mothers name. She seemed to forget a lot of simple things. Now at the time I was just thinking this may be old age and I sure hope I don’t forget things when I hit 60. My mother never noticed anything either. When I would mention that grandma did something odd she would just say oh she is just up in age.

When we realized that my grandma had Alzheimer’s disease it was too late someone that we trusted came in and discovered she was losing her memory and wiped thousands of dollars out of her account. We were not able to recoup anything because my grandma had signed things and at that time we had no proof she had dementia. After we got her checked out and diagnosed properly she went from just doing odd things to literally not being able to function on her own. It changed our whole lives because someone had to be with my grandma 24 hours a day. She could not be left alone at all.

We already have to worry about our loved ones, we shouldn’t have to worry about our employees too. Unitedhealthcare has created a healthcare shopping experience that allows employers to confidently take care of their employees, so those people can focus on their loved ones at home!

My Mother In Law now has a touch of Alzheimers and I am ready to provide her with my time because I don’t have to focus on how my employees receive health benefits! Here are some warning signs that I found with my grandmother that helped me with my Mother In Law……..

  • Loss of Memory ~ My grandmother didn’t know which child was which. She knew her kids name but she would call my mother my aunts name.  She started to forget the days of the week and she didn’t remember her own name at times
  • Problems with speaking or writing ~ My grandmother stopped writing in her bible and that was unheard of she always wrote in that bible. She also stopped speaking all together for about a month
  • Poor Judgment ~ Now we all make poor judgment but if I ask you for 50 dollars and you give me 500 dollars that’s way beyond poor judgment. My grandmother lost her life savings because we did not get her checked out in time
  • Changes in mood and personality ~ I knew something was up when she started liking my grandpa again…..they had been divorced for over 10 years and she detested him lol

All in all we did not see the signs early enough and we wished that we did. We could have stepped in sooner and saved her some money. UnitedHealthcare has done that for small business owners….they stepped in and saved the day!

Your employees shouldn’t have to worry about their health and the health of those that they love. If I am taken care of, my employees should be too! Take a worry off of them by providing benefits that they need so that they can be healthy and productive. With me owning my own business and making sure my employees are taken care of…I can focus my attention on my Mother In Law.  Healthy employees are productive and a part of that health comes from knowing that they are taken care of so that they can be present at home with their family and take care of their loved ones needs. UnitedHealthcare has created an online shopping experience that allows small business owners to quickly choose and purchase health care for their company. You can…….

Choose medical Plans and see all the plans that are offered based on your location

You can submit employees information so that they don’t have to do it themselves

You can even set your own pricing! Let’s talk about pricing because that is the main factor when it comes to healthcare. How does UnitedHealthcare provide better pricing information? You can determine the price you pay per employee and they pay the difference. Your quote is specific to your business based on whom you plan to insure. The best part though is that your business cost will remain the same regardless of which plan your employees choose.

The website is designed for businesses with 2-50 employees. It only takes 20 minutes to fill out everything…..20 minutes of your time to find what works for your employees so that you can get back to the business at hand

Health care coverage is a necessary part of running a business, eliminate the time consuming process of finding the right plan.  

Companies need to have health benefits to attract and retain employees

Healthy employees are more productive and can focus on making sure that they can be present at home with their family

63% of businesses report health care is a major concern due to cost and coverage issues

Support is available throughout the process and you can always learn more via the resources provided and coverage advisors that are readily available to answer all of your questions. You can even choose dental, vision, or any other speciality benefits you many need.

UnitedHealthcare helps alleviate these concerns with their online shopping tool. Don’t believe me? Read what other small businesses have to say about UnitedHealthcare…….

Start shopping today at smallbusiness.uhc.com 

The peace of mind that you can have with making sure your employees are taken care of is priceless. Now if we can just find a cure for Alzheimers…..

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    robin rue
    September 18, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    My good friend’s mom is in the beginning stages of this and I feel so bad for my friend. Her mom is going to live with her because she can’t be on her own anymore.

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    Amber Myers
    September 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    This is tough! My grandma is 96 and has early dementia. She’s in a home that specifically helps her with that, but before that when she still lived in her home, she had a caregiver take advantage too. It infuriated me!

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    Jeanette
    September 18, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    It is so tough to see a family member go through this. It hurts to see that they no longer know who you are. My husband’s grandma has something like this and it is so sad to see. It is hard on his mom (her daughter).

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    Tomi C
    September 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    My grandmother passed away from complications related to Alzheimers. It was sad watching her lose her memory and regressing to a person who no longer knew us or remembered who we were. I too pray for a cure.

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    Ty
    September 18, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    My grandmother suffered from Alzheimers, as well. This post just brought out emotions that I forgot was there because I can totally relate to once seeing someone so active to someone who just withered away and no longer even remembered who I was.

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    candy
    September 18, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    this is one terrible disease that I have seen effect my family over and over. Plus I have seen it hurt so many other families. Glad you are spreading the word about this terrible disease.

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    Teresa
    September 18, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    I have never had close family members with any signs of dementia and I can’t even imagine dealing with this. it is devastating and really hard on families at times.

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    Sarah Bailey
    September 18, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Alzheimers is horrid, my Gran had it and I remember going to see her and she couldn’t remember me and I just cried so much, she was such a strong amazing women and had become a shell it was horrid.

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    Nanekia Ansari
    September 18, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Thank you for the information. I knew most due to dealing with my own grandmother. My friend is currently dealing with this I will send the article to her to help.

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    erinlivelovelaugh
    September 18, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    I’m so sorry your grandmother was taken advantage of . I used to work in a memory care unit so I was able to see first hand the devastating effects Alzheimers has on families. Hopefully we will find a cure one day or a way to stop it’s progression.

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    rebekah
    September 18, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    I’ve been there with my grandma. It’s so so hard. Thank goodness there’s people to help.

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    Miriam T.
    September 18, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    That’s great that UnitedHealthcare provides options for small businesses. Insurance is a great benefit for employees and it’s nice to get that extra peace of mind that you can get help when you need.

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    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
    September 18, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    This is such a horrible disease. My mother had had it before she passed away. It was just awful watching her go through it.

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    Tonia
    September 18, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    I love United Healthcare. I had their coverage for a while during my pregnancy last year and they really took great care of me.

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    Liz Mays
    September 19, 2017 at 12:18 am

    So many challenges and changes come with Alzheimers! We’ve gone through similar things too. It’s so important to have coverage for these things.

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    Ashleigh
    September 19, 2017 at 12:25 am

    I know that had to be tough watching those changes in your grandmother happen. Thanks to this post someone might get themselves or their loved ones checked out a bit sooner. Thanks for the info.

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    Lisa
    September 19, 2017 at 12:47 am

    I think every one knows someone who is dealing with alzheimers. It is such a sad and horrible disease.

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    Sapphire Kharyzma
    September 19, 2017 at 3:39 am

    I believe that Alzheimer’s can be one of the most difficult things to witness loved ones go through. I appreciate this feature. Thanks for sharing!

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    valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    September 19, 2017 at 5:23 am

    My grandma was diagnosed and lived with dimensia for several years. It’s certainly a tough thing for someone to live with, both in terms of people that have it and those that care for them.

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    Erlene
    September 19, 2017 at 7:40 am

    My father-in-law had dementia and it is so sad how people you trust can come in and take advantage of them. It’s great to have a good insurance that can help with the financial aspects of caring for someone you love.

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    Mimi Green
    September 19, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    My first experience with Dementia was with my Babe’s grandmother. Sometimes the things she would say and do were hilarious. Other times not so much. It was crazy how her brain could switch in an instant. It can be really tough to deal with.

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    sara
    September 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    I worry about Dementia as my parents get older. It is hard to imagine my brilliant parents losing their memory. I am kind of prepared for it, but you never totally are. Thanks for sharing some info on this important topic.

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    liz Cleland
    September 19, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Watching someone who has alzheimers it so hard. I can’t even begin to imagine nor do I want to relive when I did….

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    Kim
    September 20, 2017 at 12:57 am

    This resonated with me so much. My grandmother also had alzheimers. It was tough because she lived with us, so watching her decline and helping my mom take care of us while we were just teenagers ourselves took its toll. I really wish they could find something to prevent it. I hated seeing her that way.

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    Bree
    September 20, 2017 at 3:22 am

    I can only imagine what it must have felt like watching your grandmother go through this. Health care is so important and I’ glad that United Health Care offers these options.

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    Candice
    September 20, 2017 at 4:49 am

    I can’t even imagine what dealing with a loved on with Alzheimer’s is like. It’s even more inconceivable for those that are unable to help take care of their family members because of obligations at work. I’m glad that there are health care companies stepping up to help people in need.

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    Rose Cottrill
    September 20, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Your grandma reminded me of my father in law who recently passed with Alzheimer’s. It is tough to see our love one go through this.

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    Angie
    September 20, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    That is so great! United is my provider too, new this year so I haven’t really taken advantage of it like I should-other than I’m on an HSA which is just confusing as all get out. lol

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    Kristin
    September 22, 2017 at 3:16 am

    This is a great post! As a health provider this is great information. I absolutely deal with Dementia and Alzheimers on a daily basis! Thank you for sharing!

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    Tiffany H.
    September 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Wow it sucks that somebody you all trusted would steal money from a person who was sick at the time. Not sure if they were caught/charged but karma is real. The great thing about times like this we have advanced in the areas of medicine and research to detect and assist patients/familes with this issue. Funny how you said you knew something was wrong when she started to like your grandfather. LOL Glad you are able to know care for your mother in LAW. What kind of business do you have?

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    Nellie
    September 26, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    I absolutely love UnitedHealthcare I miss my old (old) job because UHC treated me SO awesome! They are one of the best health providers out there hands down.

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    Eva
    September 29, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about the losses – of your grandma and her savings. That is so tough. It is great when you have a bright spot. I LOVED UnitedHealthCare when I had it when I was in school just this year. It was very easy to manage and we didn’t have to worry about anything.

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