CarePartners

Monitoring the Coronavirus

Updates on our CarePartners’ COVID-19 response

CarePartners continues to monitor the rapidly changing developments regarding COVID-19 virus and at this time are taking preventative measures to protect our volunteers, partners, clients, staff and donors. Our NUMBER ONE goal is to prevent the spread of this highly contagious virus and keep our clients, volunteers, staff and donors safe from potential exposure. We are joining the community wide effort to prevent the spread of this illness and, so, effective Monday, March 16th through the end of the year, December 31, 2020 we will be cancelling all traditional in-person CarePartners related programs, activities and events that include; Gathering Place, Second Family, Common Ground and Caregiver Education Events. We did not take making this decision lightly but given the vulnerable population served, and Sweet Charity attendees, we felt it was the right decision to cancel.

During this time of uncertainty, we aim to continue to fulfill our mission of serving our volunteers and family caregivers who are caring for loved ones with memory loss and other challenges of aging through our three priorities; Support, Education and Resources.

Common Ground Teleconference held twice per week on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m., click here for information on how to call in or call our offices at 713-682-5995.

Online Daily Activities Calendar, click on the accordion tab below to view CarePartners’ Activity Calendar. Activity Calendar will be updated weekly.

In-Home Gathering Place Guide, click on the accordion tab below to view or print from home to help keep your loved ones and yourself engaged and entertained at home. Please note the downloadable In-Home Gathering Place Guide will be updated weekly.

You can view our Caregiver Education Events videos on our YouTube Channel and Facebook Page. View our online calendar for information on upcoming events. These Caregiver Education Events will keep your loved ones active at home and provide you with resources during this time. Our goal is to bring you educational, helpful and relevant information about how to better care for yourself as a caregiver, and your loved one with memory issues or other challenges of aging. Our Caregiver Education is offered through social media “Hot Topic” segments, online caregiver conferences and workshops.

NEW! Gathering at Your Place CarePartners is excited to offer a new expression of the Gathering Place program which takes place online via Zoom conference and includes activities for caregivers to do along with their loved ones while at home. These activities are led by our staff and volunteers every Thursday from 10:30-11:15 a.m. and include many of the fun and engaging activities of our in-person Gatherings: Welcome, invocation, fitness, entertainment or music, games and closing. Click here for information on how to participate or call our offices at 713-682-5995. You can always watch recordings of Gathering at Your Place on our website or YouTube Channel. 

Below are also some additional resources that can help you stay informed and other resources such as free telephone learning sessions to help family caregivers. We will keep updating this page as soon as more information and resources are available.

Your CarePartners’ coordinator will remain in close contact with you regarding resuming our programs. We are hopeful that the virus slows down and doesn’t gain anymore traction than it already has in our community. We have developed a handout “Volunteering During a Crisis” which describes CarePartners safety recommendations for those sites considering resuming in-person programming. Please note that these guidelines are subject to change depending upon current local and state mandates and they may vary by location and the individual site’s safety procedures. For more information, please feel free to contact your CarePartners coordinator or Tom Breaux

We encourage you to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) by staying informed and following the CDC and World Health Organization’s updates and use basic preventative measures to protect yourself from the spread of respiratory diseases.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your CarePartners coordinator, Tom Breaux, COO/VP or Jenna Dhayer, President .