COVID-19 CAREGIVING RESOURCES

SOURCE: National Alliance for Caregiving. March 31, 2020

COVID-19 is a wakeup call to better prepare for an aging population, and for the kinds of solutions that would benefit us all. They are not just solutions for older people; it’s actually about the public health of American families, and the public health of our country. Check out the resources below to help you and your families through this time. We will be updating this section weekly.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

    • See the CDC’s guidance for retirement communities and independent living during the pandemic HERE.
    • Find tips on how to decrease the spread of Coronavirus HERE.
    • Learn to take action in your community HERE.
    • Stay updated HERE.

 

NAC and Caring Across Generations:

    • See our Tips for Sandwich Caregivers in the Era of COVID-19 HERE. This tip sheet can be helpful to all caregivers responsible for both the young and old.

 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):

    • Find an article authored by the CMS Administrator, Seema Verma, “Medicare and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know,HERE.
    • See COVID-19 FAQ’s for State Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Agencies HERE.
    • Keep up-to-date on the important work CMS is doing in response to COVID-19 HERE.

 

The John A. Hartford Foundation:

    • Find an updated list of resources from the John A. Hartford Foundation’s partners HERE.

 

Administration for Community Living (ACL):

    • See ACL’S COVID-19 site HERE.

 

Gerentological Society of America (GSA):

    • See GSA’s resource page on COVID-19 HERE.
    • Read tips on social distancing HERE.

 

Thrive Global:

    • You may wonder what you can do during this pandemic as a caregiver to protect your care recipient. See a summary specifically for caregivers based on the CDC’s recommendations HERE.

 

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