Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

WHO and U.S. Government Agencies

World Health Organization (WHO) Intro Video to Coronavirus

CDC Video on COVID-19: What Older Adults Need to Know

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: General information and links to resources.

Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives

EPA recommended list of Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

CDC Handouts and Posters (many available in multiple languages)

HHS – Mental Health and Coping during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Free and Confidential Support Resources • Tips and Advice for Coping

CDC – Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

State and Local Health Departments

Virginia Department of Health Coronavirus Information Hotline: (877) ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343)  Please review the information provided on the VDH Coronavirus Website first, then if you still have questions, you may call (877) ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343) to speak with a public information representative.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Virginia which includes links to Phase Three Guidelines and Phase Three Frequently Asked Questions.

Fairfax County Coronavirus Hotline: Call 703-267-3511. The call center is open from 9:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Sign up for text message alerts­: text FFXCOVID to 888777 or sign up by text/email.

Fairfax County Health Department: 703-267-3511

Assistance from a Distance (PDF): How to Access Fairfax County Department of Family Services remotely during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Practice Social Distancing – Four Things to Know About Social Distancing, Fairfax County

Watch Out for Coronavirus Scams – Tips from Fairfax County

Prince William County, Virginia Department of Health: 703-872-7759

Maryland Department of Health: 877-463-3464 or 410-767-6500
MDH after-hours emergency: 410-795-7365

Prince George’s County Local Health Department: 301-883-6627  Coronavirus Related Closures 

News Sources

The New York Times – Coronavirus News

New York Times Coronavirus Briefing – Sign up to receive daily email updates.

Washington Post – Coronavirus News.  From this page you can also sign up to receive daily email updates.  All stories linked in the newsletter are free to access.

Other Resources

Activities to Stay Engaged during Social Distancing (PDF) – off-line and online suggestions compiled by Fellowship Square staff

Aging

Census.gov Interactive Map: The Population 65 Years and Older: 2016

BenefitsCheckUp: Older adults and their caregivers can access a free screening tool to determine eligibility for state and federal programs.

Identity Theft: Protect Yourself: Resources for Medicare beneficiaries.

National Senior Citizen Law Center: A brief overview of Medicaid buy-in programs.

Senior Living: Housing Information, Resources and Programs: Information and resources for seniors and caregivers.

Staying Active in Your Golden Years: Older adults should follow a proper diet and exercise as much as they can.

Caregiving

Caregiving in the U.S. 2020: This research report by AARP provides an overview of the prevalence and nature of family caregiving of older adults.

Long-Distance Caregiving: Twenty Questions and Answers: This booklet was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as a gateway to ideas and resources that can help make long-distance caregiving more manageable and satisfying. PACE® is listed as a resource in the booklet.

Health Information

Dialysis Facility Compare: This tool is designed to help people with Medicare learn about Medicare-certified facilities that offer kidney dialysis to patients with end-stage renal disease.

H1N1 Information: The website by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information on the H1N1 (swine flu).

Hospice

Find a Hospice Program: Sponsored by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, this searchable database allows you to find a hospice provider in your area.

Housing

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Long-Term Care

American Association of Service Coordinators: This national nonprofit membership organization serves those involved in the growing field of service-enhanced housing.

Healthfinder: This site has comprehensive Web links on many health topics, such as choosing a health plan, long-term care planning, frauds and complaints.

National Association for Home Care (NAHC): Consumer Information: An online consumer guide for choosing a home care provider.

Organizations

Administration for Community Living

Alliance of Senior Care Providers

Alzheimer’s Association

American Cancer Society

American Society on Aging

Eldercare Locator

Housing Association Directory

Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

Leading Age

Medicaid Long-Term Care Guide

Mesothelioma Veterans Center

NADSA Directory of Adult Day Service Centers

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

National Council on the Aging, Inc.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

National Institute on Aging

QuitDay.org

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Senior Housing Net

SNAP for Seniors, Inc.

SPRY Foundation

United Seniors Health Council

U.S. Department of Elder Justice: A resource for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation and their families, practitioners who serve them, law enforcement agencies and prosecutors, and researchers.