Updated March 27, 2020
*We have included many links to confirmed, legitimate websites as information is changing and updated on a continuous basis. This will insure that you are able to connect with the latest updates posted by that agency.
Mental Health Center - Resources from our local MHC on Stress and Anxiety. There are resources available.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) website has the latest news related to conditions in Alabama. View information at http://alabamapublichealth.gov/index.html
Medicare has released information regarding the Coronavirus.
According to the CDC, older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease are at a higher risk of serious illness if they contract the COVID-19 virus. This means that most people with Medicare are at a higher risk.
Your health, safety, and welfare is our highest priority. In addition to practicing good everyday prevention through things such as hand washing and avoiding touching your face, the CDC says there is more you can do to take precautions against COVID-19 and reduce your risk of exposure:
Medicare has also offered flexibility options to health plans including some of the following (paraphrased):
View additional information on what is covered by Medicare here - https://www.medicare.gov/medicare-coronavirus
NCOA COVID-19 Resources in Spanish. https://www.ncoa.org/about-ncoa/bienvenidos-a-ncoa/covid-19-recursos-para-adultos-mayores-y-sus-cuidadores/
President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During the Outbreak
See details on this and other breaking news at https://www.cms.gov/newsroom
Administration on Community Living (ACL) - https://acl.gov/COVID-19
Includes guidance for visitation at long-term care facilities.
Eagle Consulting and Counseling of Decatur is providing Telehealth Counseling for those individuals that are at home which is now being covered by insurance companies and we do have a cash pay for those who don’t have insurance coverage but need mental health counseling for anxiety, depression, stress management and other issues. A Facebook page is available with educational material and other article resources. Office number: 256-341-0811.
Point of Contact: Ruthie Jones. RN, LICSW