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    Emergency Pet Boarding Relief

    Need assistance with emergency pet boarding? Visit Redrover for emergency boarding grants.  "The RedRover Relief Emergency Boarding grant program helps animals who need temporary boarding while their owners are hospitalized due to the COVID-19 virus. This grant will cover the cost of up to two (2) weeks of boarding while a pet owner is hospitalized."  For more information, visit: https://redrover.org/relief/emergency-boarding-grants/

     

    RESOURCES:

     

    Older Americans Act - Administration for Community Living - ALL NEW UPDATES including information by Statute, NEW information for caregivers and behavioral health resources.

    • FAQs and fact sheets to address specific program issues (these also have been sent directly to our grantees):
      • Fact sheet: Emergency determination under the Stafford Act
      • Letter to Directors of State Units on Aging and FAQ: Presumptive Waiver Approval for Meals Programs
      • FAQs for Adult Protective Services and Legal Assistance Programs

     

    CDC's COVID-19 web page includes a number of resources, including specific guidance for:

     

    Medicare.gov's COVID-19 page includes information for beneficiaries.  A few key things:

    • Medicare covers the lab tests for COVID-19. You pay no out-of-pocket costs.
    • Medicare covers all medically necessary hospitalizations. This includes if you're diagnosed with COVID-19 and might otherwise have been discharged from the hospital after an inpatient stay, but instead you need to stay in the hospital under quarantine.
    • At this time, there's no vaccine for COVID-19. However, if one becomes available, it will be covered by all Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D).
    • If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, you have access to these same benefits. Medicare allows these plans to waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 lab tests. Many plans offer additional telehealth benefits beyond the ones described below. Check with your plan about your coverage and costs.
    • COVID-19 Response News Alert: CMS Issues Frequently Asked Questions on Catastrophic Health Coverage and the Coronavirus.

     

    CMS's COVID-19 web page includes a variety of resources for the networks:

     

    National Institute of Health

     

    U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs Response to COVID-19

    Kaiser Family Foundation

     

    Other Information of Interest

     

    Entertainment to Take Your Mind Off Covid-19

    Ideas - something green in your house, pet in a funny hat, flowers in your yard, scary face, 5th picture on your phone, what was for lunch, fitbit steps, etc.

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