• RESOURCES

Parents and Caregivers

Due to COVID-19, many caregivers are dealing with increased responsibilities, time commitments and stress.  We’ve assembled resources to help you take care of your loved ones during this difficult time.  The links below range from free homeschool lessons plans, to protocols to keep the elderly in your care safe, to movement and mindfulness exercises for all ages.

EXPLANATION AND HOW-TOS

OrganizationDescriptionWebsite
Trying TogetherCOVID-19 resources for caregivers and parents specfic to PA.Website
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New CoronavirusThis comic from NPR is a succinct and kid friendly way to explain the coronavirus to your youngestersWebsite
Parents Survival GuideThis is a comprehensive google document that has links to resources with suggested routines for children, access to at home educational programs, and links to mental health resources for parents during COVID-19. This is your one stop survival guide for parents during quarantine.Website
Parenting During Coronavirus: What to Know about Play Dates, Online Learning and MoreThe Washington Post's advice and parenting how-tos and recommendations during COVID-19.Website

ENTERTAINMENT / EXERCISE

OrganizationDescriptionWebsite
HeadspaceA meditation program specifically for children.Website
Brooklyn Library Virtual Event ScheduleThere's a story time for kids, toddler yoga, sing-a-longs and more!Website
GoNoodleMovement and mindfulness videos for kids.Website
It's Always Autumn20 art projects for kids.Website

EDUCATION

OrganizationDescriptionWebsite
Top Concepts: CK-12Resources and how-tos to set up remote learning for grades K-12.Website
Barbara Bush Foundation Educational Took-KitThe Barbara Bush Foundation has created an educational tool kit to help parents and children learn together at home.Website
ModuloA homeschool resource available for free during the COVID-19 outbreak.Website
World GamesGeography games to keep your children entertained while they learn.Website

RESOURCES FOR THE ELDERLY

OrganizationDescriptionWebsite
Pennsylvania Department of Aging Local ResourcesLocal PA resources for the elderly in your care including aging and disability resources and senior community care centers.Website
Pennsylvania Department of Aging Provider ResourcesGuidance and protocols for those providing care to older adults while ensuring their safety.Website
National Council on AgingCOVID-19 Resources for Older Adults & Caregivers. Includes links to transportation and food services by zipcode and distress hotlines.Website
Justice in AgingCOVID-19 Resources for Advocates Serving Older Adults.Website
John Hopkins MedicineCoronavirus and COVID-19: Caregiving for the Elderly. Includes tips for equiping elders to keep connected.Website
The John A Hartford FoundationCoronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources for Older Adults, Family Caregivers and Health Care Providers (Updated 4/21)Website
Family Caregiver AllianceCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Articles for Family Caregivers.Website
Caregiving.comCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Family Caregivers and Older Adults. Includes how to plan and prepare, care delivery and how to continue to take care of yourself.Website
Alzheimer's AssociationTips and support for dementia caregivers.Website