At the Living at Home Network we are tracking the latest news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) to best help and protect the older adults we serve and our volunteers. During this time, the work of the Living at Home Network will not stop, we will just be doing it differently. Our network member programs are focusing on helping the older residence in their communities get food and supplies into their homes, provide phone visits so that the people will feel less isolated and see that older adults get the help they need.
We will be following recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html ) and from state and local public health officials (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html). Within these guidelines, group activities are postponed and services are being redesigned to protect volunteers and people served from virus transmission.
This is an important time for communities to come together to support each other. The network programs working to see the older adults in the community feel supported during this uncertain time.