Disaster Preparedness Guide for Seniors and Caregivers
The year 2020 set quite a few records for natural disasters, including wildfires, hurricanes, rain, and flooding. These disasters can be incredibly traumatizing for seniors. Older people are more frail and less mobile, making it a challenge for them to respond quickly. There are plenty of things you can do to prepare yourself for emergencies if you’re a senior. If you’re a caretaker or family member of a senior, you can also take safety measures. This guide covers the common types of emergencies to be aware of, tips for helping the elderly evacuate, and a checklist of items to bring.
Nemours is a nonprofit children’s health system that was founded in 1995. The goal is to help parents, kids, and teens take charge of their health. The aim is to give families the tools and confidence to make the best health choices.
StrengtheningMOFamilies is an animated public education series to help Missouri’s families understand important building blocks like resilience, caregiver-child connection, social-emotional learning and more.
ZERO to THREE – Early connections last a lifetime
ZERO to THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.
Past CCP Compiled Resources
COVID-19 Coping and Stress Management Resources
COVID-19 Recovery Videos
Several Department of Mental Health staff share their personal experiences with COVID-19.
Covid Vaccine (mo.gov)
Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions, or long COVID conditions, which include a wide range of new, returning or ongoing health problems people can experience four or more weeks after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
Current Stressors During COVID-19
COVID-19 has, and still is affecting people in many different ways: health concerns, disasters, finding safe activities, community unrest, loss of job, and supporting others. Learn more on each of these topics.
Daily Coping Board Game
Enjoy this fun and informative game to learn more about protecting others and yourself from COVID-19. Source: cdc.gov/coronavirus
Missouri School Based Health Alliance
Check out some COVID-19 resources for school re-entry and reopening!
Voices of Long COVID
Some people who developed COVID-19 early in the pandemic still have symptoms of Long COVID, more than a year after their initial infection. Tens of thousands of Americans are struggling to manage Long COVID while doctors and medical researchers are learning more about the condition and how to treat it.