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Family Caregivers are people (fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, spouses) who provide care for a loved one on a regular basis without financial compensation, many times putting their own health at risk. This care is often the only thing keeping the recipient from a nursing home.
Caregiver stress can impact the physical, emotional, and financial health of caregivers. Below are a few suggestions for caregivers to keep themselves healthy.
To learn more about help for caregivers, download or print “Helping Family Caregivers.”
Access several resources for caregivers for a person living with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Each week, we can have a volunteer call and check on you or a loved one.
Learn the risks, precautions, and tips for dementia caregivers during COVID-19.
Join the National Federation of Families Home Resources Facebook page.
Access this comprehensive list of COVID-19 resources for people with disabilities.
Find additional resources for helping family caregivers.
The risk of serious illness and mortality from COVID-19 is high in the elderly and persons with underlying medical conditions. In order to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission, the Tennessee Department of Health offers information and resources for those living in a nursing home, retirement home, long-term care facility, or assisted-living facility.
Protecting the physical health of Tennesseans in long-term care facilities has been the top priority for Governor Bill Lee and his administration. However, the precautions taken to ensure their safety has come at the cost of valuable time spent with family and loved ones. To address this concern and enhance the quality of life for residents in long-term care facilities, visitation options have now been expanded and restrictions for resident interactions within facilities have been relaxed. For additional information on nursing facilities, contact the Tennessee long-term care ombudsman at 877-236-0013.
Access Long Term Care Facility Guidance.
Access Long Term Care Facility Data.
Access TCAD Aging and Disability Community Resource Guide to learn more.
Access Additional COVID-19 Information For Health Care Providers.
Older adults remain especially vulnerable to COVID-19. The data indicates that adults over the age of 65 are more likely to have serious complications if they become infected. Those who come into contact with older adults — including family members, friends, and service providers — must remember to follow COVID-19 prevention guidelines: