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Resources for Caregivers and Older Adults

Family Caregiver Alliance: COVID-19 Resources and Articles for Family Caregivers covers topics including in-home care, food and grocery delivery and caregiver self-care.

Alzheimer’s Association: COVID-19 Tips for Dementia Caregivers, divided into tips for caregivers at home and tips for caregivers of those in assisted living.

Alzheimer’s Association Helpline 800.272.3900. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, referrals to local programs and services, and crisis support.

Family Caregiver Alliance: Relaxation for Caregivers video series.

Well-Med Charitable Foundation: Caregiver Teleconnection. One-hour free caregiver support group calls on a variety of topics.

Mather Telephone Topics: A variety of free classes, groups, and performances via phone.

SeniorLink Blog: 50 Expert Tips and Suggestions to Keep Your Loved One Engaged.

TimeSlips Creativity Center: Ideas and prompts for creative engagement at home.

Well-Connected: A wide variety of free classes and groups for adults age 60+, available via phone or web.

Generations United:   COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Grandfamilies and Multigenerational Families.

Administration for Community Living:  What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know About COVID-19.

Ten things you can do in your role as family caregiver.  Ten things you can do to age well.

Preservation of Function in Older Adults who are in the Emergency Department during COVID-19.

Emergency Department Discharge of Older Adults with Viral Syndrome during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Social Isolation During COVID-19 Crisis.

Dementia Toolkit.

A joint project of Advocate Health Care & the OCEAN-HP at the University of Illinois at Chicago.