Stop waiting for a miracle drug: A Boston University doctor says a sufficient amount of vitamin D can help reduce coronavirus risk by 54%. “People have been looking for the magic drug or waiting for the vaccine and not looking for something this simple,” said Dr. Michael Holick, professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at…

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Using Tech to Stay Connected

Being separated from your family can be heartbreaking. With the coronavirus pandemic raging on and seniors most at risk, however, avoiding in-person gatherings is your best option for staying safe and healthy. Still, you also need to take care of your mental health. That’s why finding safe ways to maintain those connections is so highly…

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Aging Parent Conversation Tips

Good Morning New Caregiver! Today is a new week, in this new normal -facing new challenges. Some of us may have had our doubts that this “new normal” of living in this world with the Coronavirus was going to be temporary. Well, reality just set it and it’s going to be a longer ride and…

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Tips for Caregiver Success

Today, so many of you are waking up as #NewCaregivers due to COVID-19. Maybe the place for Mom living at a care facility was the right decision at one time, but now there are second thoughts about that and now she’s moving in with you and your spouse. Just because we are in the midst…

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You are safer from the Coronavirus than you think

This is a rather unsettling time for all of us. There is a lot of uncertainty as to what is to come in the near future. It can be easy to get overwhelmed with fear of the unknown. It can be tempting to watch the news more often than usual and to feel afraid. Instead,…

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People with COVID-19 or its symptoms who: are recovering at home (or other non-hospital setting), and will not be tested to determine if they are no longer contagious can leave their “sick room” and home when: They have had no fever for at least 72 hours (that is three full days of no fever) without the…

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If you are caring for someone with COVID-19 in non-healthcare settings, follow this advice to protect yourself and others. Learn what to do when someone has symptoms of COVID-19 or when someone has been diagnosed with the virus. This information also pertains to people who have tested positive but are not showing symptoms. *Note: Older adults…

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The information about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation is changing rapidly. As a direct care worker, you are on the front lines, so it is vital that you stay informed. This class offers a brief overview of what we know about COVID-19, how it spreads, strategies for preventing it from spreading, and how to…

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