The safety of our patients, clinical staff and community are at the forefront of our response to COVID-19. On this page, you will find resources to help you navigate during this time as a family caregiver.
Talk to their doctor or pharmacist about extending the number of days for a prescription during this time. Some pharmacies are also offering free delivery of prescriptions to help reduce the number of trips to stores.
In response to COVID-19, many stores and other service industries may modify or temporarily cancel their services. Take the time to make plans for your next steps if your adult day care or respite care facility temporarily close or if you or another primary caregiver should get sick.
Navigating stress and coping with grief
Across the world, people are feeling impacted by COVID-19. While it is important to know and discuss the physical symptoms of this virus, an equally important conversation is the feelings of stress and grief.
Tips for caregivers to help process grief >>
Please be aware that UT Health San Antonio is experiencing a high volume of calls. If you are calling about the COVID vaccine, please be aware that only current patients of UT Health San Antonio are eligible for the vaccine at this time and are being contacted directly through MyChart or by phone. The vaccine is being given to UT Health San Antonio eligible Tier 1b patients beginning with primary care and geriatric care center patients first. If you are calling to schedule an appointment or to sign up to be a new patient of UT Health San Antonio, please visit our website for easy access. If you are a not a current patient of UT Health San Antonio and want more information about public accessibility for the vaccine, please visit www.sanantonio.gov/Health.
Resources for family caregivers
Caring for the Caregiver: Resources and opportunities to digitally connect through online groups, telephone check-ins and videos on self-care activities.
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Alzheimer’s Association: Online live chat, 24/7 hotline for caregivers and tips on caregiving during COVID-19.
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The Family Caregiver Alliance National Center on Caregiving: Information for caregivers during COVID-19, including a checklist to prepare your home.
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