Monday, May 4, 2020

Tuesday is #GivingTuesdayNow

Tuesday May 5 (tomorrow) is the annual #GivingTuesdayNow.  We all know how much others need assistance.  The American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education highlights the work that the ABA Commission on Law & Aging is doing 

 

Nursing homes and other senior living facilities are not the only places where COVID-19 is creating a health care crisis for nearly 2 million frail older adults and their care providers. Private homes are the other setting at risk for roughly 12 million older adults who receive both personal and post-acute care.

The ABA Commission on Law and Aging (COLA), a long-time authority on legal services for the elderly, offers comprehensive resources for caregivers at home and in nursing care facilities, like Ten Legal Tips for Caregivers and:
Important Guidance for Keeping Elderly Safe from Abuse During COVID-19
With older adults remaining in place as the coronavirus spreads into communities, the potential for isolation, self-isolation, quarantine and lock downs may increase risk factors for abuse, neglect and exploitation. For those who respond to such abuse, COLA’s summary of important health and safety guidelines will be invaluable.

On Tuesday, May 5th – #GivingTuesdayNow – the eldercare community will have the unique opportunity to support the Commission’s work, especially now with coronavirus posing an intensive threat to our seniors’ lives. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of generosity and unity, a day to come together and give back in response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, no matter who or where we are.

The link to make a donation is here.

Wondering how you can help others? This is how. Do it now.  Whether for the Commission, a food bank, a senior center, the Red Cross,  or another organization, do  it now!

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