Low-tech Ways for Older Adults to Stay Connected During COVID-19

Guest Contributors Kay Vanags and Emily Winker Finding ways to stay connected during COVID-19 can be a challenge. Despite 90% of individuals between ages 65-69 and 44% of individuals age 80+ using the internet (Anderson & Perrin, 2017), connectivity can still be lacking in places like rural Iowa. Many of the ways older adults are … Continue reading Low-tech Ways for Older Adults to Stay Connected During COVID-19

Long-Distance Caregiving During COVID-19: Tips from Aging Experts

Guest Contributors: Maria Donohoe and Emily Winker According to a recent AARP and National Alliance of Caregiving study, 11% of family caregivers reside an hour or more away from the person for which they provide care (2020), known as long-distance caregivers. Caregiving tasks often include assistance with daily living activities (e.g., bathing, dressing, preparing meals), … Continue reading Long-Distance Caregiving During COVID-19: Tips from Aging Experts

Caregiving During COVID-19: Helpful Tips on Staying Safe, Reducing Stress, and Finding Local Supports and Services

Guest Contributors: Maria Donohoe and Emily Winker Caregivers and care recipients may not have had to change the ways they provide in-home care and support during the COVID-19 pandemic, but that does not mean that it has been any less stressful. Caregiving can often be an isolating experience even with supports and services provided by … Continue reading Caregiving During COVID-19: Helpful Tips on Staying Safe, Reducing Stress, and Finding Local Supports and Services