SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
BRIDGE: The Brooklyn Initiative to Develop Geriatrics Education
Resources For Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Covid-19 Update based on Reliable Sources
- Covid-19 Information hub by the Centers for Disease Control
- Coronavirus and older adults by UCSF Health
- Frequently asked questions about Covid-19 symptoms and how to get care for other medical problems by UCSF Health
- John A Hartford Foundation Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources for Older Adults, Family Caregivers and Health Care Providers
- National Institute on Aging - Government COVID-19 resources for older adults
Mental Health Help and Crisis Relief FREE
- If you are suicidal, please call 911. People are ready and waiting to help.
- National Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990. Call or Text.
- Institute on Aging Friendship Line is available 24/7 year-round in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese.
- The Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990. A 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster including COVID-19.
- Managing your anxiety & managing your time: by the National Mental Health Services Administration. For additional coping strategies:
Make a plan in case you get sick, with COVID-19 or anything else
- Three Things You Can Do Now by The Conversation Project
- Proactive Planning for Covid-19 by Respecting Choices
- Help With Breathing, What Are the Options? by Respecting Choices
- Making a Medical Plan During Covid-19 by Prepare for Your Care. For Covid and everything else that matters most: food, medications, medical wishes/medical decision maker, pets, money/bills, what to bring to hospital, whom to contact.