Sep 12, 2020 | Elder Care, General

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources for Older Adults, Family Caregivers and Health Care Providers (Updated 4/3)

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As we all work together to ensure the safety of the public, and in particular, older adults and other individuals who are at increased risk from COVID-19, it is important to turn to trusted sources of information.

Below are resources from our partners and grantees that they will regularly update with information for older adults, family caregivers and health care providers.

Please regularly consult the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and your state health departments for specific and up-to-date information about your community.

What Older Adults and Their Family Caregivers Should Know:

Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Alzheimer’s Association

Arch Angels

Caregiver Action Network

Family Caregiver Alliance

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

News and Articles to Keep You Informed:

Kaiser Health News

Next Avenue (PBS’ Online News Platform for Older Adults)

Health Affairs

What Long-Term Care Providers Should Know:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


American Health Care Association (AHCA)

The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA)

What Health Care Professionals Should Know – Federal Guidance:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

What Health Care Professionals Should Know – Geriatric Care:

American Geriatrics Society

Home Centered Care Institute – for Home-Based Primary Care Providers

Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative

Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

What Health Care Professionals should know – Serious Illness Care:

Ariadne Labs

Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)

Coalition to Transform Advanced Care

National POLST

Respecting Choices


National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

What Health Care Professionals Should Know – General:

American College of Physicians (ACP)

American Hospital Association (AHA)

American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

Better Care Playbook

University of Washington Medical Center (UW Medicine)

The Hastings Center

The Joint Commission

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