COVID-19 RESOURCES

On behalf of the MTGEC team, we hope you find yourself safe during this COVID-19 pandemic.  MTGEC has pooled a list of resources to help you navigate safe practices and to provide additional information in regards to geriatrics and COVID-19.  

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FOR OLDER ADULTS & CAREGIVERS:

Alzheimer’s Organization

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Foundation: Getting Help Managing Medications

New COVID-19 Videos & Tip Sheets for Patients and Caregivers

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

The CDC Foundation has developed a set of free COVID-19 resources to inform older adults and others about steps they can take to protect health. The free resources are available for download, distribution and use on communications channels, and organizations can customize as needed. Many resources are in both English and Spanish. (The foundation is a nonprofit authorized by Congress to support CDC's mission.)

CDC's COVID-19 resource center focused on older adults continues to expand information, communications, and guidance for older adults and providers who serve them.  Some of the new resources include: face coverings, care plans, and persons with disability.

Older Adults Need to Take Extra Precautions

Federal Trade Commission

Avoid Coronavirus Scams

Health in Aging Foundation

https://www.healthinaging.org/a-z-topic/covid19

New England Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)

Helping Veterans with Memories of their Military Experience at the End of Life During COVID-19: Advice from a Rural Perspective

Senior Medicare Patrol

COVID-19 Medicare Fraud Resources:   ACL/OHIC has worked closely with the SMP Resource Center and the HHS OIG to develop a toolkit of materials to help with the distribution of information on COVID-19 fraud schemes and prevention messages: 

https://www.smpresource.org/Content/Medicare-Fraud/Fraud-Schemes/COVID-19-fraud.aspx 

The John A. Hartford Foundation

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

UCSF Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program 

Caring for Older Adults During COVID-19: Assessment and Management via Telehealth

World Health Organization (WHO)

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations during the COVID-19 Outbreak

FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS:

American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 

AGS Policy Brief: COVID-19 and Nursing Homes

AGS Position Statement: Resource Allocation Strategies and Age-Related Considerations in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

AGS Calls for Medical Supplies, Telehealth, Among Other Needs

National Adult Vaccination Program: COVID-19 Vaccine

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - COVID-19 Vaccine Resources: What Partners Need to Know Now

CMS COVID-19 Policies & Guidance and the HHS COVID Education Campaign page.

Coronavirus-19 in Geriatrics and Long-Term Care: An Update

JAGS Publications on COVID-19

Federal Trade Commission

Avoid Coronavirus Scams

Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center

Online Course: Stress First Aid for Long-Term Care Staff

The John A. Hartford Foundation

The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP): COVID-19 Resource Hub and Delirium Prevention Toolkit

COVID-19 INFORMATION HUBS:

Coronavirus.gov

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Links to State-Specific Information

COVID-19 R&D Tracker