COVID-19 Information and Resources

Resources for Older Adults, Family, Friends and Caregivers

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A list of resources for adults
Resource Description Phone
211 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people find the resources they need. Dial 211
AARP AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that empowers people to choose how they live as they age. Toll-free: 1-888-687-2277
Toll-free Spanish: 1-877-342-2277
TTY user dial 711:
English: 1-877-434-7598
Spanish: 1-866-238-9488
AARP: Families Worry About Loved Ones in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Officials continue to bar guests to protect vulnerable residents from coronavirus. N/A
AARP: How to Fight the Social Isolation of Coronavirus Loneliness is a real health issue — and these steps can help save lives. N/A
AARP: Live Q&A Event - The Coronavirus AARP will host a weekly live Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Hall right here on Thursdays at 1 p.m. ET. Please bookmark this page and join us each week for the latest information on the coronavirus by calling toll-free 855-274-9507. N/A
AARP: Seven Ways to Cope With Anxiety During the Coronavirus Outbreak Uncertainty and fear are major triggers. Here's how to cope N/A
Administration for Community Living Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) N/A
Alzheimer's Association The Alzheimer's Association works to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Toll-free, 24-hour Helpline: 800.272.3900
Alzheimer's Association Tips for Dementia Caregivers Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers Toll-free, 24-hour Helpline: 800.272.3900
Area Agencies on Aging 33 Area Agencies on Aging coordinate a wide array of services for seniors and adults with disabilities at the community level and serve as the focal point for local aging concerns. Toll-free number: 1-800-510-2020
CalFresh CalFresh helps people with low-incomes who meet federal eligibility rules buy healthy and nutritious food. CalFresh Info Line 1-877-847-3663 (available in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Russian). For speech and/or hearing assistance, call 711 Relay.
California Department of Public Health: COVID-19 COVID-19 Updates General Information: 916-558-3900
For relay services for the hearing impaired or speech impaired, please call: MCI from TDD 1-800-735-2929 or MCI from voice telephone 1-800-735-2922
Sprint from TDD 1-888-877-5378 or Sprint from voice telephone 1-888-877-5379
California Department of Public Health: COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for Individuals with Access and Functional Needs This guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), will update this guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. N/A
California Department of Public Health: Office of Public Affairs State Health & Emergency Officials Encourage Individuals at Higher Risk of Severe Illness due to COVID-19 to Take Precautions N/A
Caregiver Resource Centers These serve families and caregivers of adults affected by chronic and debilitating health conditions including dementia, Alzheimer's disease, cerebrovascular diseases (such as stroke or aneurysms), degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, Huntington's and multiple sclerosis, or traumatic brain injury (TBI), among many others. Toll-free (800) 445-8106
CDC: Are You Higher Risk for Severe Illness? Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19. N/A
CDC: Get Your Home Ready This interim guidance is to help household members plan for community transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States. N/A
CDC: What To Do if You Are Sick If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19, follow these steps to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community. N/A
COVID-19 Information Line N/A 1-833-544-2374
Eldercare: Locator The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families. 1-800-677-1116
Monday - Friday
9am - 8pm ET
Friendship Line The Institute on Aging's Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls for people age 60 and over, and adults living with disabilities. Toll-free, 24-hour number: 1-800-971-0016
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program Provides free, confidential one-on-one counseling, education, and assistance to individuals and their families regarding Medicare, long-term care insurance, and other health insurance-related issues. Toll-free statewide number: 1-800-434-0222
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Long-Term Care Ombudsman representatives assist residents in long-term care facilities with issues related to day-to-day care, health, safety, and personal preferences. Their services are free and confidential. Toll-free, 24-hour number: 1-800-231-4024
National Alliance on Mental Health COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm EST, number: 800-950-6264
PREPARE PREPARE is a step-by-step program with video stories to help you: Have a voice in YOUR medical care, talk with your doctors, give your family and friends peace of mind, and fill out an advance directive form to put your wishes in writing.
Stay at Home Order The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors. N/A
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Toll-free, 24-hour number: 1-800-985-5990, multilingual
Vox: How older people can use tech to stay healthy and connected while avoiding coronavirus Seniors should stay home and isolated to stay safe. Video chats and food delivery apps can be lifesavers. N/A