Coronavirus (COVID-19) presents high risks for older people
IAGG AFFILIATE PARTNERS' RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Website: Common Questions and Answers About COVID-19 for Older Adults and People with Chronic Health Conditions
IAGG NORTH AMERICA
American Federation for Aging Research (USA) - Hosted by the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), the goal of this webinar series is to familiarize health and research professionals and media on the promise of gero-protectors to sustain older adults’ immune health, in the wake of the Coronavirus.
Alliance for Aging Research (USA) – Together with the Eldercare Locator, the Alliance for Aging Research has released a new fact sheet on staying safe at home during the coronavirus crisis. Learn how you can keep yourself and loved ones safe and healthy during this public health emergency by downloading the fact sheet. (Last updated April 2020).
Java Group Programs (USA) – Together with LeadingAge, Java Group Programs developed a webinar that offers 5 pratical activities for staff in senior living (and anyone) to help reduce worry and create calm for themselves and for those they are supporting. The activities are in a PDF format that can be printed and laminated for easy cleaning.
The John A Hartford Foundation (USA) – Has provided links to various resources, compiled by their partners and grantees, for older adults, family caregivers, and health care providers who are at increased risk from COVID-19.
Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (USA) – Has provided various links to COVID-19 resources and recent article from the Journal of Geriatrics Emergency Medicine concerning geriatric care of older persons in the emergency department.
Sweet Readers (USA) – Just developed a remote access program, Sweet Readers CONNECT, to engage trained youth (ages 11-22) with isolated adults in need. Please feel free to share this link with colleagues or any isolated older adult in need who has access to a phone, computer, or tablet.
MemoryWell (USA) – Is offering their interactive Life Story timelines for free to help families stay in touch from afar during the COVID-19 pandemic.
National Health Commission & State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (China)
National Health Commission (China)
Ministry of Civil Affairs of China (China)
King’s College London (United Kingdom) – Recently released a guide on “Home Breathlessness Management” for patients. This is a useful guide for patients with existing illnesses, who (understandably) do not want to go to the hospital and risk catching COVID-19, and whose usual support are “social distancing”, and thus need to manage care at home.