Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

The CDC’s website offers a variety of information about Coronavirus cases in the United States and efforts to prevent the spread of the disease, including:

        • An up-to-date overview of Coronavirus cases in the United States (HERE)
        • Symptoms of the Coronavirus (HERE)
        •  What to do when you’re sick (HERE)
        •  How to know if you’re at higher risk of getting very sick from the Coronavirus (HERE)
        •  Steps to prevent illness (HERE)
        • Other Frequently Asked Questions (HERE)

The CDC Coronavirus Call Center is available 24/7 at 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) for urgent issues related to coronavirus

Florida Department of Health Resources

U.S. Department of State Resources

      • For up-to-date travel advisories, click HERE

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

      • If you are a veteran and believe you have symptoms of coronavirus, please contact the VISN 8 Clinical Contact Center 
      • Phone: 1-877-741-3400
      • The Call Center is available 24/7

Office of  Florida Senator Rick Scott Resources

      • If you need assistance with a federal agency, click HERE

What should I do if I think I (or someone in my family) might have coronavirus?

      • Contact your county health department
      • Consult a healthcare provider as soon as possible
      • Call ahead and tell them before you visit that you think you may have coronavirus so they can take precautions to prevent exposing other people
  • 2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares
    Online database for support groups, volunteer opportunities, organizations that help people with various diseases, and other resources. Available in multiple languages for Florida’s Pinellas and Hernando Counties. Callers from Pinellas and Hernando seeking information may dial the telephone number 211 for informaiton and referral for all ages.
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
    Web site of Alzheimer’s Association Chapter that serves 17 counties including Pasco and Pinellas. Services include care consultations, 24/7 information and referral Helpline
  • Alzheimer’s Family Organization
    Alzheimer’s Family Organization offers educational programs, respite care, and support groups in Pasco and other central Florida counties.
  • Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas (AAAPP)
    The AAAPP is an Aging and Disability Resource Center(ADRC). The Helpline is part of a statewide, searchable online database
  • Bay Area Legal Services, Inc
    Provides legal assistance in Pasco County with priority given to economically and socially needy seniors.
  • Directions for Mental Health
    Private nonprofit community mental health organization in north Pinellas County that provides intervention and treatment programs for children, families, and adults.
  • Guardian Association of Pinellas County
    The mission of the Guardian Association is advocacy and education; to promote the welfare and quality of service for wards by development and improvement of the capabilities of guardians through education programs, lectures, discussions, and various methods of instruction.
  • Pasco County Government
    Public Transportation for bus routes and schedules, Emergency Management for disaster planning, Elderly Nutrition for meals programs, and Social Services for Energy Assistance (EHEAEP).
  • “Retail Savings Guide for Baby Boomers,” provides a detailed walk-through of discounts and special offers for seniors. You may visit the guide here:
  • Mesothelioma Treatment
    provide mesothelioma cancer victims and their families with top quality free information and resources via our website, as well as the best medical and financial assistance to those who request our help.

CAREGIVING ARTICLES

The Four Stages of Caregiving
This is an excellent online resource from the Area on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas. The Four Stages of Caregiving covers caregiving from beginning to heavy home care to nursing homes and end-of-life care. Each stage opens with a short overview about what to expect followed by caregiving topics appropriate for that stage. You may see yourself in one of these stages, and planning ahead may make it easier to face the next stage with confidence. Care giving issues are explained.

“7 Signs of Caregiver Burnout”
The emotional and physical difficulties caregivers tend to face, such as high stress, exhaustion, and frustration, all of which can lead to burnout. This resource can help caregivers identify signs of burnout and provides tips for combating these symptoms.