As the COVID-19 pandemic became more widespread across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines and precautionary measures to help prevent the spread of the virus. One of the guidelines recommends avoiding close contact with others, especially individuals with underlying medical conditions who may have a higher risk for developing complications from the illness.
While staying home as much as possible and only going out for essential items seems easy enough, it may cause a dilemma for individuals who serve as a caregiver to a family member. The following documents contain information to help caregivers navigate this unique situation:
- Preparedness for Caregivers During COVID-19
- Legal Tips for Caregiving During COVID-19
- Financial Tips for Caregivers During COVID-19
- Staying In Touch with Loved Ones in Nursing Homes and Long-term Care Facilities
- Caregiver Questions About Using Telehealth During COVID-19
- The Six M’s for Caregiver Self-Care During the Coronavirus Outbreak
If the recent pandemic has you thinking about future care for yourself or a loved one, you may want to consider purchasing a Short-Term Care insurance policy. This type of insurance covers different types of extended care provided outside of a hospital or doctor’s office setting. It can help cover the cost of care that may be needed when recovering from an illness or injury in the absence of family caregiver support.
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