What are a few helpful (and unique) websites to learn about COVID-19 specific resources for my loved one?
As a Social Worker, I am often asked to provide unique resources to be most helpful for families in their time of need. Regarding COVID-19, these are unprecedented times and multiple resources are newly available.
One piece of advice that I give families to narrow down the multitude of options is to start looking for information around the primary diagnosis of the person you are trying to help. Often the diagnosis will have an associated association that can be a trusted clearinghouse of information, support, and resources. With this virus, this is still true regarding the strength of these associations. I am providing a few examples of the websites that are available to provide specific information. It is not an all-inclusive list – however, I hope that it provides guidance in what to look for on other conditions.
- Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (Information from the Alzheimer’s Association)
- Cancer (Information from the American Cancer Society)
- Heart Disease (Information from the American Heart Association)
- HIV (Information from HIV.gov)
- Huntington’s Disease (Information from Huntington’s Disease Society of America)
- Kidney Disease (Information from National Kidney Foundation)
- Lung Disease and COPD (Information from American Lung Association)
- Mental Illness (Information from the American Psychiatric Association)
- Parkinson Disease (Information from the American Parkinson Disease Association)
- Mental Health for Healthcare Professionals