Resources For Assisted Care Settings
“There is an urgent need — and there has been for some time — to address the disproportionate vulnerability of this population.”
That’s Robert Egge, Alzheimer’s Association chief public policy officer, speaking about the increased risk of COVID-19 exposure faced by those living in long-term care settings.
He continues, “It has been increasingly clear that nursing homes and other long-term care communities are ‘hot spots’ for COVID-19. And their residents with dementia are particularly susceptible due to their age, their increased likelihood of coexisting chronic conditions and the community nature of these settings.”
If you have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease who is residing in a long-term care or another care community, we’re here for you. We have a repository of resources and tips and information on proposed improvements for this vulnerable population on a larger scale.
We’re here to answer your questions and provide you with the information you need. Please call our free 24/7 Helpline any time at 800.272.3900 or turn to alz.org/help-support to find all our online resources and community engagement services. We’re here to help.
Chief Field and Development Officer