Being aware of where to turn for the current, most dependable info on COVID-19, specifically as it pertains to the elderly and family members who care for them, is extremely important – and yet can be confusing. Due to so many resources and differing opinions on this extraordinary situation, we want to help make it simpler to locate what you need by building the subsequent list of trusted resources for seniors and family caregivers.
- COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults: The CDC’s COVID-19 Guidance for Older Adults web page features a wealth of important information, including assistance with determining who is at greater risk, signs and symptoms, how to protect yourself, a checklist for the household, stress and anxiety coping advice, and much more.
- Coronavirus: What the Elderly and People with Disabilities Need to Know: ACL provides details on what seniors and those with disabilities need to be aware of to prevent getting and spreading the virus, along with warning signs and symptoms, state-by-state guidelines, and a thorough list of federal and non-federal resources.
- AARP Answers Common Questions About COVID-19: AARP provides an ongoing bulleted list of the current news connected to COVID-19, plus what older adults can do to lessen their risk of contracting it and answers to several common questions.
- Resources and Articles for Caregivers on COVID-19 Safety: The Family Caregiver Alliance publishes caregiver-specific resources and articles to help family members optimize the protection of the older adults in their care.
- Extensive Commonly Asked Questions List on Caregiver COVID-19 Issues: DailyCaring, an award-winning website focused on caregivers, created an FAQ page to provide answers to lots of questions, including safety measures to take when visiting a senior’s home, tips on how to sanitize packages, proper handwashing techniques, and more.
- NAHC COVID-19 Senior Care Resources: The National Association for Home Care & Hospice advocates for seniors who receive in-home care, and for those who provide that care. Their COVID-19 resource page provides articles, webinars, interactive tools, and more.
For many more resources for seniors to help stop the spread of COVID-19, and for safe, dependable, in-home care to enhance wellness and comfort for the older adults you love, call on New Horizons’ respite care team in Eugene or the surrounding areas today. We also serve several other Oregon communities, following a rigid protocol to ensure the safety of the seniors we serve. We can help with a wide array of services, which include:
- Buying groceries and running other errands, to enable older adults to remain safe at home
- Preparing healthy meals
- Companionship to ease isolation and stress through conversations, films, hobbies/interests, games, puzzles, and more
- Keeping the house thoroughly clean and sanitized
- Medication reminders
- Specialized care for individuals with dementia
- And many more
Reach out to New Horizons’ Eugene area respite care experts at 541-687-8851. Or contact one of our offices located near you: Corvallis: 541-752-9059; Salem: 503-400-3000; or Florence: 541-997-8115 to schedule an assessment within the safety and comfort of home and to find out more about how we can help your loved ones. To see our full service area, click here.