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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources & Tips for Family Caregivers
At Hope Grows, we understand that the COVID-19 (commonly referred to as Coronavirus) outbreak presents challenges for all of us, particularly those in our family caregiver community.
To continue helping caregivers while practicing the necessary precaution of social distancing, Hope Grows is ramping up our virtual programs by extending call-in support capabilities, creating an online virtual support group, and offering online therapeutic respite activities. Learn more here .
Additionally, our Hope Grows team is actively seeking out information and tips from reliable sources that may be helpful to you, your loved ones, and the caregiver community as a whole. We will share these via emails like this, our website, and social media.
Please scroll down for resources and tips to help navigate this challenging time. We’ll continue seeking out relevant, reliable, and helpful information to share with you.
And know we’re here for you!
Go-To Sources for COVID-19 Information:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov PA Department of Health www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus Governor Wolf’s Office https://www.governor.pa.gov/
Guide to Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania
World Health Organization: WHO www.who.int Articles with Tips & Information for Family Caregivers
Prevention & Precaution
What You Should Do if Caring for Someone With Coronavirus by the Red Cross
Coronavirus Resources for Older Adults, Family Caregivers and Health Care Providers by John A Hartford Foundation
Social Distancing: What is it, Why is it Important, How to Do it by AARP
Prevention Tips for Alzheimer Family Caregivers by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Coronavirus and the Elderly: How to Protect Your Senior Loved Ones by Visiting Angels
Protecting Loved Ones from Coronavirus Scams by AARP
Information for People with Higher Risk
Tips for People With Higher Risk by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
For cancer patients and their caregivers > Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team About Coronavirus by the American Cancer Society
What Cancer Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers Need to Know about the Coronavirus by the Cancer Support Community
Reach out to Hope Grows for help with the “What Ifs” of Caregiving during this difficult time! by Hope Grows
Preparing for Coronavirus Outbreak: Stock up on Prescription Drugs by AARP
Learn how Hope Grows is responding to Social Distancing and Ramping up Virtually for Family Caregivers by Hope Grows
Mental Health and Coping – Managing Stress and Anxiety by Hope Grows
Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Facilities
Tips for Families Concerned About Loved Ones in Nursing Homes/Assisting Living by AARP
Insurance & Financial
What Medicare Covers When it Comes to Coronavirus by AARP
More resources, information, and tips to come! A message from Hope Grows Founder and Executive Director, Lisa Story… Learn about our virtual programs
About Hope Grows Hope Grows is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps caregivers alleviate stress and direct some of their focus on self-care. We offer three core areas of service, most of which are provided at no charge to the caregiver: Counseling and Support Therapeutic Respite Activities Education and Training
The next step in our commitment to cultivating caregiver wellness is the development of the Iris Respite House , a place where caregivers can enjoy a unique Bed & Breakfast-style break away. The Iris Respite House is specifically designed to provide family caregivers with the rest, support, and restorative care they need along the caregiver journey.
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