Regence teams up with Archangels to support caregivers, provides additional resources

March 27, 2020
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By Regence

As our community comes together to fight COVID-19 and stop the virus’ spread, caregivers face new and unique challenges while helping loved ones. Supporting caregivers during this challenging time is critical for the health of families, friends and neighbors—and Regence is here to help.

The health and well-being of patients and their caregivers are deeply connected, during COVID-19 and at any other time. Both need our support to ensure the long-term health of our community. Recognizing this bond, we were one of the first health plans in the nation to offer comprehensive palliative care benefits to both seriously ill patients and family caregivers. Many of us now are also taking on the role as a caregiver in some capacity as the COVID-19 outbreak rapidly evolves.  

We’re in this together
Regence has partnered up with Archangels, a national movement recognizing and honoring caregivers—which now includes nearly all of us in some way, doing what we can to keep our country running and care for loved ones during these difficult times.

In recognition of supporting caregivers, consider taking the Archangels pledge today by displaying their message proudly on social media, email or with a flyer. See the links below to download.

Additional resources for caregivers
Below is a list of tools, resources and safeguards for caregivers to utilize as we navigate this pandemic while helping those we love.

“As caregivers face new challenges, Regence eases the journey” – BlueCross BlueShield Association 

Operation #SendSeniorsLove and #VirtuallyVItal. Watch a video from Marquis CEO, Steve Fogg to learn more about the initiatives.

We will continue to share ideas and resources. Please visit our social channels to share your thoughts and ideas as well. You can also read the stories below about nurses and caregivers at Regence who provide members with personalized care and support.

Jamie Halstead and Regence nurses

From care management patient to clinical services director: An interview with Regence employee Jamie Halstead

 

Scott Schlegel at Regence

From diagnosis to end-of-life care: Scott Schlegel’s journey as a family caregiver

 

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Helping members in difficult times: An interview with Regence nurse Darcie Teats

 

Morla Moser at Regence

Celebrating National Nurses Week: An interview with Regence case manager Morla Moser

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