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6 Vital COVID-19 Resources for Older Seniors and Their Family Members

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented changes to our communities and the world at large. For individuals with elder family members, these changes can be scary--especially considering seniors’ higher risk of becoming seriously ill from the virus. 


Even if you can’t be with your loved one during the pandemic, you can still provide much-needed care from afar, with the essential services of a trained Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA). Home health aides are qualified to care for non-covid seniors during the COVID-19 outbreak; CHHAs who are trained in coronavirus protocols can help educate seniors about protecting themselves from the virus. 


With important education in mind, below are 6 important COVID-19 resources to reference during the outbreak.

 

 Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

 The CDC has compiled an up-to-date, complete report on the symptoms of COVID-19, a self-checker for symptoms, and in-depth information on slowing the spread of the virus.

 

 Visit the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 Site

 

 Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): Guidance for Older Adults

 Seniors are more susceptible to serious illness if they contract the coronavirus. To help prepare seniors for the threat, the CDC compiled information especially for seniors, including ways to manage anxiety and stress. 

 

 Visit the CDC’s Guidance for Older Adult’s Site

 

 The New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

 The New Jersey coronavirus information hub has up-to-date data on the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state, as well as the most current stay-at-home orders from Governor Murphy. New Jersey residents can also find information on testing sites and assistance programs for vulnerable citizens. 

 

 Visit the New Jersey Covid-19 Information Hub Site

 

 New Jersey Department of Human Services: Novel Coronavirus Information

 Find the latest information on senior programs and resources in New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource is especially helpful for seniors who need information on the status of senior programs. 

 

 Visit the New Jersey Department of Human Services Site

 

 New Jersey Department on Banking & Insurance: COVID-19 and Health Insurance FAQs

 Many seniors and their loved ones have questions about how their insurance applies to medically necessary coronavirus testing or treatment. This resource provides information on New Jersey’s special response to coronavirus costs for citizens.

 

 Visit the New Jersey Department on Banking and Insurance Covid-19 Health Insurance FAQ Site

 

 Meals on Wheels America

 Do you or a senior loved one need access to Meals on Wheels during the coronavirus pandemic? This online resource will help you find programs in your zip code. 

 

 Visit the Meals on Wheels Site

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