Pandemic. COVID-19. Social distance. These are all terms we wish we didn’t know. And, as you’ve heard, geriatric adults are at increased risk for coronavirus.
We could all use some good news these days. VA’s Geriatrics and Extended Care website has been refreshed and updated. It is a one-stop resource for Veterans and their caregivers.
Visit www.va.gov/Geriatrics to find:
- What Veterans Need to Know about COVID-19
- VA COVID-19 Care Resources
- Stay Connected During COVID-19
- Make Your Wishes Known
The COVID-19 outbreak has the potential to increase stress and anxiety, both because of the fear of catching the virus and because of uncertainty about how the outbreak will affect us socially and economically. VA’s PTSD website offers resources to help manage stress and improve your well-being.
Key Website Topics
- Home and Community Services
- Residential Settings and Nursing Homes
- Paying for Long Term Care
- Making Decisions and Advance Care Planning
- Memory Loss and Brain Health, and more
Subscribe to Receive Monthly Emails
If you choose to subscribe through the gov.delivery system, you will receive monthly emails that feature topics of interest to help you age well and connect with VA and community resources.
You provide your email address to receive updates that you request. The system also allows you to set subscriber preferences. And it’s easy to unsubscribe, if desired.
Help spread the word about what VA can do for our older Veterans, those who care for them, and Veterans with extended care needs.
Please stay safe and stay healthy during these challenging times.
Sherri DeLoof is a licensed master social worker and program analyst for VA’s Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care. Taryn Oestreich is a master in public health, master certified health education specialist and research health science specialist for the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.