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Ways to Boost Your Loved One's Morale During Coronavirus

With visits to senior communities halted, out of sight doesn't have to be out of mind


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How to Keep Active and Engaged During Coronavirus

Advice to help with loved ones who can't go out

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In-Home Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Should you continue visits? Yes, but use caution

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Keeping Your Home Healthy While a Caregiver Visits

Tips on disinfecting surfaces, distancing, deliveries

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Caregivers and Coronavirus: Dealing With Forced Isolation

Preventing friction with loved ones at home

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Practical Tips for Caregivers Concerned With Coronavirus

How to reduce a loved one's exposure to the virus

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Planning for the Unexpected in Times of Crisis

Avoid reacting without a strategy in place

Care at a Skilled Nursing Facility

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Families Concerned About Loved Ones in Nursing Homes

Officials bar guests to protect vulnerable residents

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Rules for Visiting Nursing Home Residents Near Death

Restrictions alter end-of-life rituals

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Nursing Homes Scramble to Enable Televisits

Families concerned guidelines don't ensure contact

Coping Skills

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How to Fight the Social Isolation of Coronavirus

Loneliness can be a real health issue

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CDC Recommends Wearing Cloth Face Masks in Public

Handwashing and social distancing are still crucial

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7 Ways to Handle Anxiety During the COVID-19 Epidemic

Fear of the unknown is a trigger. Here's how to cope


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AARP Advocacy Gets Results for Social Security Recipients

CEO on ensuring tax filing not needed for stimulus

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Need Help? Discover AARP Community Connections

Website links volunteers with those in need

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Take AARP Staying Sharp’s FREE Brain Health Assessment through April 30, 2020

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Programs that can alleviate the financial burden

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Paid Family Leave: States With Laws to Help Caregivers

See if your state has a family-leave program

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Printable Advance Directives

Free living wills, power of attorney and other end of life documents


Helping you navigate your role as a family caregiver

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How you can help care for a loved one with a doctor’s approval for home recovery

How Can I Reach Loved Ones Dying in Nursing Homes?

Visits with dying loved ones are still permitted under current recommendations

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