Posted on: May 7, 2020
Identifying where to turn for the latest, most reliable information about COVID-19, particularly as it relates to the elderly and those who provide care assistance for them, is crucial – and complicated. With so many resources and differing viewpoints on this extraordinary topic, we want to help make it simpler to find what you need by sharing the following list of trusted senior resources.
- COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults: The CDC’s COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults web page includes a wealth of important information, including assistance with calculating who is at higher risk, signs and symptoms, tips on how to take care of yourself, a checklist for the household, stress and anxiety coping strategies, and so much more.
- Extensive FAQ List on Caregiver COVID-19 Issues: DailyCaring, an award-winning website specializing in content for caregivers, created a commonly asked questions page to supply answers to a large number of questions, such as guidelines to take when visiting an elderly adult’s home, simple tips to sanitize packages, proper handwashing techniques, and so much more.
- NAHC COVID-19 Senior Care Resources: The National Association for Home Care & Hospice advocates for the millions of older adults who receive in-home care, and also for those who provide that care. Their COVID-19 resource page shares articles, webinars, interactive tools, and much more.
- Coronavirus: What the Elderly and People with Disabilities Need to Know: ACL provides information on what seniors and those with disabilities must know to avoid catching and spreading the virus, in addition to signs and symptoms, state-by-state regulations, and a comprehensive list of federal and non-federal resources.
- AARP Answers Commonly Asked Questions About COVID-19: AARP keeps a running bulleted list of all of the most current updates pertaining to COVID-19, as well as what seniors should do to lower their likelihood of contracting the virus and answers to several common questions.
- Resources and Articles for Caregivers on COVID-19 Safety: The Family Caregiver Alliance publishes caregiver-specific articles and resources to help family members increase the safety of the older adults in their care.
For additional resources to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and for care management services for adults, contact Alivity Care Advocates any time. Following a rigid protocol to ensure the safety of the people we serve, we are able to provide you with guidance and referrals to experienced home care providers that can help with:
- Buying groceries and running other errands, to enable older adults to stay safe in the home
- Preparing healthy and balanced meals
- Companionship to help ease isolation and stress through conversations, movies, hobbies/interests, games, puzzles, and much more
- Keeping the home clean and sanitized
- Medication reminders
- Specialized care for people with dementia
- And many more
Contact Alivity Care Advocates, the Rochester elder care and care management experts, at (248) 375-9125 to find out more about how we can help your senior loved ones remain safe in the comfort of home.