• RESOURCES

Parents and Caregivers

Due to COVID-19, many caregivers are dealing with increased responsibilities, time commitments and stress.  We’ve assembled resources to help you take care of your loved ones during this difficult time.  The links below range from free homeschool lessons plans, to protocols to keep the elderly in your care safe, to movement and mindfulness exercises for all ages.

EXPLANATION AND HOW-TOS

OrganizationDescriptionWebsite
Wisconsin Department of Children and FamiliesCOVID-19 resources for caregivers and parents specfic to WI.Website
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New CoronavirusThis comic from NPR is a succinct and kid friendly way to explain the coronavirus to your youngstersWebsite
Parents Survival GuideThis comprehensive google document has links to resources with suggested routines for children, access to at home educational programs, and links to mental health resources for parents during COVID-19. This is your one stop survival guide for parents during quarantine.Website
Parenting During Coronavirus: What to Know about Play Dates, Online Learning and MoreThe Washington Post's advice and parenting how-tos and recommendations during COVID-19.Website

ENTERTAINMENT / EXERCISE

OrganizationDescriptionWebsite
HeadspaceA meditation program specifically for children.Website
Brooklyn Library Virtual Event ScheduleThere's a story time for kids, toddler yoga, sing-a-longs and more!Website
GoNoodleMovement and mindfulness videos for kids.Website
It's Always Autumn20 art projects for kids.Website

EDUCATION

OrganizationDescriptionWebsite
4C for ChildrenResources for early care and education.Website
Top Concepts: CK-12Resources and how-tos to set up remote learning for grades K-12.Website
Barbara Bush Foundation Educational Took-KitThe Barbara Bush Foundation has created an educational tool kit to help parents and children learn together at home.Website
ModuloA homeschool resource available for free during the COVID-19 outbreak.Website
World GamesGeography games to keep your children entertained while they learn.Website

RESOURCES FOR THE ELDERLY

OrganizationDescriptionWebsite
Wisconsin Department of Health Services Local ResourcesLocal PA resources for the elderly in your care including aging and disability resources and senior community care centers.https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aging/offices/coagof.htm
Wisconsin Department of Health ServicesGuidance and protocols for those providing care to older adults while ensuring their safety.https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aging/information.htm
National Council on AgingCOVID-19 Resources for Older Adults & Caregivers. Includes links to transportation and food services by zipcode and distress hotlines.https://www.ncoa.org/covid-19/covid-19-resources-for-older-adults/
Justice in AgingCOVID-19 Resources for Advocates Serving Older Adults.https://www.justiceinaging.org/covid-19-resources-for-advocates/
John Hopkins MedicineCoronavirus and COVID-19: Caregiving for the Elderly. Includes tips for equiping elders to keep connected.https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-caregiving-for-the-elderly
The John A Hartford FoundationCoronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources for Older Adults, Family Caregivers and Health Care Providers (Updated 4/21)https://www.johnahartford.org/dissemination-center/view/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-resources-for-older-adults-family-caregivers-and-health-care-providers
Family Caregiver AllianceCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Articles for Family Caregivers.https://www.caregiver.org/coronavirus-covid-19-resources-and-articles-family-caregivers
Caregiving.comCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Family Caregivers and Older Adults. Includes how to plan and prepare, care delivery and how to continue to take care of yourself.https://www.caregiving.com/coronavirus-resources/
Alzheimer's AssociationTips and support for dementia caregivers.https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/coronavirus-(covid-19)-tips-for-dementia-care