For Caregivers: COVID-19 Information and Resources
Last updated: 3/3/2021
COVID-19 has changed our world and a lot of our daily processes and interactions both in and out of work. Your role as a Caregiver means you should be extra careful about protecting the safety and health of yourself and others. Below are links to some resources and information to help you both personally and professionally as we navigate these changing conditions together. We update these pages with new information and resources as needed.
Your mental health and well-being are so important to helping you do your job during COVID-19 and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Click here for tips and resources to help you manage stress and care for your own mental health.
Nursing home populations are at a high risk of being infected by COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 40% of U.S. COVID-19 deaths are linked to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities for older adults. Additionally, older adults in general are at a higher risk of complications, including death, if they get COVID-19.
Guidance on how often you need to get tested for COVID-19, based on your current work schedule, is available from your Coordinator.
Click here to review more information on COVID-19 testing and testing site locations.
Personal Protective Equipment or “PPE” refers to the items healthcare workers, including Caregivers, use every day to protect themselves, clients, and others from the spread of illnesses and infection when providing care. PPE includes face masks, gloves, gowns, and face shields. The type of PPE you should use depends on the type of care you are providing and to whom you are providing care.
Click here for more information and recommendations for using PPE.
It’s so important to take precautions to protect yourself, clients, and others from the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses and germs.
Click here to review additional recommendations for helping to keep yourself, clients, and others safe and healthy.
We are here to support you during these trying times.
Click here for a list of frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) to offer you guidance during COVID-19.