May 5, 2020
Being aware of where to turn for the current, most reliable info on COVID-19, especially as it pertains to seniors and those who care for them, is essential – and complicated. Due to so many sources and different opinions on this serious situation, we wanted to help make it simpler to locate what you need by putting together the following list of reliable resources for seniors.
- Articles/Resources for Caregivers on COVID-19 Safety: The Family Caregiver Alliance offers caregiver-specific resources and information to help family members maximize the safety of the seniors in their care.
- Extensive Frequently Asked Questions List on Caregiver COVID-19 Issues: DailyCaring, an award-winning website dedicated to caregivers, created an FAQ page to provide answers to a large number of questions, including precautions to take when visiting an older adult’s house, information on how to sanitize packages, proper handwashing techniques, and more.
- COVID-19 Guidance for the Elderly: The CDC’s COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults web page includes a wealth of information, including help establishing who is at greater risk, signs and symptoms, information on how to take care of yourself, a checklist for the house, stress and anxiety coping strategies, and more.
- Coronavirus: What Seniors and People With Disabilities Need to Know: [ZS4] ACL offers details on what seniors and people with disabilities should be aware of to reduce the risk of getting and spreading the virus, in addition to symptoms, state-by-state regulations, and a thorough directory of federal and non-federal resources.
- AARP Answers Common Questions About COVID-19: AARP provides an ongoing bulleted list of the current updates linked to COVID-19, as well as what senior loved ones should do to reduce their chance of contracting it and answers to a number of common questions.
- NAHC COVID-19 Home Care Resources: The National Association for Home Care & Hospice advocates for the scores of older adults who receive in-home care, as well as for individuals who provide that care. Their COVID-19 resource page shares articles, webinars, interactive tools, and more.
For further resources to help stop the spread of COVID-19, and for safe, dependable, in-home care to enhance wellness and comfort for the seniors you love, call on Continuum any time. Following a rigid protocol to ensure the safety of seniors we serve, we are able to assist with an array of necessary services, including:
- Grocery shopping and running other errands, to enable older adults to remain safe in the home
- Preparing nutritious meals
- Companionship to help relieve isolation and stress through conversations, movies, hobbies/interests, games, puzzles, and a lot more
- Keeping the home clean and sanitized
- Medication reminders
- Specialized care for those with dementia
- And many more
Contact Continuum, providers of assisted home care St. Louis and the surrounding area trusts, at (314) 863-9912 or (636) 861-3336 for an assessment within the safety and comfort of home, to find out how we can assist senior loved ones.