This can be an especially difficult time to be a family caregiver. Here are some resources to help you and your loved ones cope.
CDC Guidelines for Family Caregivers
Recommended precautions for household members, intimate partners, and caregivers in a non-healthcare setting of a patient with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 or a patient under investigation. Also available in Spanish and Chinese.
Caregivers and Coronavirus: Dealing With Forced Isolation
With adult day care centers closed and loved ones at home, here’s how to avoid friction. By Barry J. Jacobs & Julia L. Mayer, AARP, March 17, 2020.
Coronavirus Tips for Dementia Caregivers
People with Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementia may forget to wash their hands or take other recommended precautions to prevent illness. In addition, diseases like COVID-19 and the flu may worsen cognitive impairment due to dementia. From the Alzheimer’s Association.
Coronavirus: Protecting and Caring for Loved Ones
At the March 26 AARP Tele-Town Hall, experts addressed caring for family, friends and neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic. They answered your questions related to creating a care plan, coordinating backup care, staying connected to isolated loved ones, and accessing local resources for additional support.
5 Strategies to Help Caregivers Practice Self-Care
There’s no question that adult caregivers have a lot on their plate, but it’s important for them to carve out personal time. A U-M wellness expert explains why. By Kevin Joy, Michigan Health, June 22, 2016.
Why Taking Care of Your Own Well-Being Helps Others
Our emotional well-being can benefit the people around us. By Jill Suttie, Greater Good Magazine, March 23, 2020.