On Tuesday, April 7, we hosted a webinar discussing caregiving and COVID-19. Geared towards family caregivers of someone with a disability or chronic illness, our panelists discussed how family caregivers can best provide care for their loved one, and to take care of themselves as well, during this time.
You can watch a recording of the session below:
If you’d like to download the slides, please click here. You can also click here to download the Q&A guide.
Caregiving and COVID-19:
Mask Best Practices
We received many questions about masks during the webinar – when they should be worn, and which types were more appropriate. We’ve put together a guide for caregivers that provides the best practices around mask-wearing. To download the guidelines, please click here.
Presenters on the webinar include:
Kathleen Lindell, PhD, RN, ATSF, FAAN Associate Professor of Medicine & Nursing University of Pittsburgh Dorothy P. and Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease at UPMC
Speaking about best practices for caregivers of people with health problems (such as chronic lung conditions) that put them at higher risk for COVID-19
Gregory Cherpes, MD Medical Director Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs
Speaking about caregiving during this time of increased uncertainty and anxiety, especially for those with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities
Nancy Murray, MS Senior Vice President, Achieva President, The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh
Speaking about how family caregivers can manage stress and balance their needs with the needs of those they care for during this time of social distancing