Volunteer service corps available to seven days a week to give older residents short-term, non-medical assistance during coronavirus pandemic.
Senior Marylanders can call 211 to be connected to the Caregiver Services Corps whose members can help with daily routines such as picking up groceries, preparing meals, or virtually connecting with health care providers when their normal long-term care provider is not available.
WJZ Baltimore reports:
The corps will deploy volunteers and other resources to the homes of seniors who need urgent assistance with everyday tasks when their typical caregiver isn’t able to help them due to COVID-19 exposure, illness or any other challenges related to the illness.
However, the state says the corps is not intended to replace long-term arrangements for care. Seniors should work directly with their primary care physician or insurance company for something long-term.
For more information:
Gov. Hogan Announces Caregiver Services Corps To Help Maryland’s Seniors During Coronavirus Pandemic (WJZ Baltimore)