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List of COVID-19 Resources for Community-Dwelling Older Adults

List of COVID-19 Resources for Community-Dwelling Older Adults

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Resource

When would I use it?

Where can I find it?

Resource

CDC COVID-19 Data by Age

When would I use it?

When you want to understand the
risk of COVID-19 hospitalization and
death by age.

Where can I find it?

CDC COVID-19 Data by Age

Resource

CDC Information on Underlying Medical
Conditions and COVID-19

When would I use it?

When you want to find information
about underlying medical
conditions (or chronic disease)
and COVID-19.

Resource

CDC information for community dwelling
older adults

When would I use it?

When you want to find the latest
information for older adults living
in the community.

Where can I find it?

Adults Who Need Extra Precautions

Resource

CDC information for direct service
providers of people with disabilities

When would I use it?

When you want to find the latest
information for direct service
providers for people
with disabilities.

Resource

CDC information for shared/congregate
housing

When would I use it?

When you want to find the
latest information on shared or
congregate housing.

Resource

HHS information on social distancing in
older adults

When would I use it?

When you want to learn how
to manage the effects of social
distancing in older adults.

Resource

CDC information for caregivers of
people with dementia

When would I use it?

When you want to find the
latest information for caregivers
of people living with dementia in
community settings.

Resource

Resources for Caregivers

When would I use it?

When you want to find tips for
dementia caregivers providing
home-based care.

Resource

Link older adults to direct services
providers

When would I use it?

When you want to connect older
adults directly to services and
assistance (e.g. home delivered
meals, transportation, personal
care) via the Eldercare Locator.

Where can I find it?

Eldercare Locatorexternal icon

Resource

Resources from ACL

When would I use it?

When you want to know how the
Administration for Community
Living is helping older adults
during COVID-19 and how to
connect to them.

Where can I find it?

ACL Resourceexternal icon

Resource

Resources from aging services

When would I use it?

When you want to know how local
aging service providers and Area
Agencies on Aging are helping older
adults during COVID-19 and how to
connect to them.

Resource

AARP Foundation toolkit

When would I use it?

When you want to find resources to
address social isolation in
older adults.

Resource

Activities Decision-making AID

When would I use it?

When you want to help older
adults make decisions about which
activities are safe during
the pandemic.

Resource

Communication guide

When would I use it?

When you want to help clinicians
talk to older adults about COVID-19.

Where can I find it?

Communication Guideexternal icon

Resource

Training for aging service providers

When would I use it?

When you want to learn innovative
strategies to serve older Americans
during the pandemic.

Resource

Aging Services Network Information

When would I use it?

When you want to understand how
the Aging Services Network serves
older Americans and provides
assistance to service agencies.

Resource

Emergency Planning Guide

When would I use it?

When you want to learn more about
emergency preparedness planning
for older adults.

Where can I find it?

Emergency Planning Guide

Resource

Emergency Preparedness Resources

When would I use it?

When you want to learn more about
resources for personal emergency
preparedness for older adults
and caregivers.

Where can I find it?

Emergency Preparedness Resources

Resource

Emergency Preparedness Concerns

When would I use it?

When you want to learn more
about older adult health and
medical concerns related to
emergency preparedness.