With a new shelter-in-place order issued on March 31, both family caregivers and home health aides need continued guidance and support. These organizations are coming through.
Family Caregiver Alliance
The FCA has prepared (and is continually updating) a great collection of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Articles for Family Caregivers.
The John A. Hartford Foundation
The John A. Hartford Foundation has compiled resources from their partners and grantees in “Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources for Older Adults, Family Caregivers and Health Care Providers (Updated 3/31).”
AARP has produced a one-page handout titled “Preparing Caregivers during COVID-19.” (PDF)
If you’re new to caregiving, check out AARP’s “Prepare to Care” guides, available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
CareAcademy has released a free COVID-19 Certification Class to help you”learn how to care for yourself and your care recipients amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.”
San Francisco Department of Public Health
The San Francisco DPH has published “Interim Guidance: Protecting Home Care Providers and Clients from COVID-19” (PDF).
Government of Canada
From the Canadian government comes “Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): How to care for a person with COVID-19 at home – Advice for caregivers.” While the guide is aimed at people caring for someone who has been infected, following their guidelines will also help keep anyone you care for healthy. Also available as a PDF in multiple languages.
Caregiver Action Network
The CAN has a COVID-19: Family Caregiving page, but perhaps more importantly, a free Caregiver Help Desk at (855)-227-3640.