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Coronavirus Pandemic Has Caregivers Frantic for Answers


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Dear Readers: This is a time of uncertainty for everyone, but for people who care for older adults and other vulnerable people, it’s terrifying.

Older adults are especially at risk for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, and you want to take care of them, but…

  • Residents in facilities are being cared for, but you are likely not allowed to visit, and facilities, too, are short-staffed because of exposed or ill caregivers.
  • Those at home alone will be more at risk with no one to care for them as even professionals are challenged to find creative ways of providing help.
  • Family caregivers who live with someone who has dementia are facing enormous challenges with perhaps fewer supplies and no outside help.

This is, perhaps, the ultimate day-at a-time scenario. Everyone is helpless to some degree, some more than others.

Continue reading for more about caregiving and the challenges that COVID-19 is presenting:

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