COVID-19 has put the strain of making choices for those who may need rehabilitation or nursing home placement, as well as those supporting loved ones currently in a care facility. The following resource links are not intended to be a complete list of resources and considerations, but is provided to be helpful in these times.
Supporting Your Loved Ones in Long Term Care – Tips for supporting your loved ones in an Assisted Living or Nursing Home During COVID – Downloadable document provides tips and suggestions from the CDC.
COVID-19 and Nursing Homes: What Residents and Family Need to Know – The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care is the leading national voice representing consumers in issues related to long-term care. Download the organization’s COVID-19 fact sheet
Advanced Care Planning during COVID – AARP suggests 6 questions to ask of any nursing home caring for your loved one. Read more
Should I take My Loved One Home? – The National Center for Elder Abuse suggests things to consider before taking a loved one home during the COVID crisis. Download the publication.
Tips for Dementia Caregivers in the Community and Long Term Care – The Alzheimer’s Association provides tips and recommendations. Read more
Getting Help with Problems in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes – Find a Long Term Care Ombudsman in your area thru The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care’s national database. Read more
A Letter to Faith Communities: Protecting Elders From Abuse – Two organizations who advocate for call on faith communities and provide action steps to help keep vulnerable individuals safe. Read more
A Decision Aid for People Considering Life Support – The Colorado Program for Patient Centered Decisions provides considerations for those who may require life support assistance during the pandemic. Read more
Coronavirus in Long-Term Care Facilities: Information for Advocates – The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care has a wealth of resources for residents, families, advocates and others concerned about long term care during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources include webinars, links to state specific policies and regulations, links to the temporary regulations established by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare, and a detailed Q and A for families who have questions about visitation and other issues. Read more