CDR Group Resource List
If you are able to print out, please do and share with neighbors who are not online and perhaps not as technologically adept as you. Thank you!
Thanks to our JK for this, which she collected for us and generously shares.
• If someone feels they need mental health assistance due to the stress of our current situation or anything else for that matter, call the Behavioral Health Line 800 686 0101 or text Crisis Help Line 741741
• Problems with medications? Contact the Health Plan of San Mateo Health Desk (assuming that’s your health care plan) at 888 635 3862 or connect with the Nurse Advise Line 833 846 8773
• Non-medical questions about the Corona Virus: call County Health 211
Here are other resources I’ve (Jamie) collected to help with a range needs and interests. This is information not recommendation, since I may not have used these services myself.
Note: MediCare has just increased its coverage of telehealth consults. It’s likely MediCal and other insurances are doing the same.
Connect with your own Local Hospital for CORVID-19 Guidance and their specific policies:
• San Mateo Medical Center, New Coronavirus (COVID019), What You Need to Know. https://www.smchealth.org/post/new-coronavirus-covid-19
• Stanford Healthcare, Information about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) https://stanfordhealthcare.org/stanford-health-care-now/2020/novel-coronavirus.html
• UCSF help and options https://www.ucsfhealth.org
• Peninsula Health Corvid – 19 (Coronavirus) Screening Clinic Information https://www.ucsfhealth.orgSutter Health COVID 19 Information https://www.sutterhealth.org/for-patients/health-alerts/2019-novel-coronavirus
• Dignigty Health, Sequoia Hospital, Responding to COVID-19 https://www.sutterhealth.org/for-patients/health-alerts/2019-novel-coronavirus
• Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Information About the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) https://www.sutterhealth.org/for-patients/health-alerts/2019-novel-coronavirus
Help with Medications:
• Benefits Check-up: Many older people need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other basic needs. Developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging (NCOA), BenefitsCheckUp is the nation’s most comprehensive Web-based service to screen for benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources.
• CVS Caremark: financial assistance ph: 877-242-2738 Their Reimbursement Counselling Center will run a co-pay assistance search for all foundations or grants that are available. After this is exhausted CVS has financial hardship program for which you may qualify.
• MediCare Pharmaceutical Assistance Program https://www.medicare.gov/pharmaceutical-assistance-program/
• Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Patient Assistance Program https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Prescription-Drug-Coverage/PrescriptionDrugCovGenIn/PAPData
• For Patient Assistance FundFinder: High deductibles and co-pays shouldn’t keep people with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases from getting the treatment they need. PAN uses the donations of caring individuals and corporations to offer the fastest, most dependable way for patients to pay their out-of-pocket costs. Because when the unexpected happens, all you should have to focus on is getting better. https://www.panfoundation.org/index.php/en/
Food Assistance for Seniors
• S.A.S.H. – Shopping Assistance for Seniors who are Homebound
S.A.S.H. is a grocery shopping and delivery service for homebound seniors who are able to cook for themselves. A volunteer shopper will shop and deliver groceries to you on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Your volunteer will take your order and deliver your groceries the next day. You only pay for the groceries; there is no fee for the service. For more information on receiving service or volunteering your time, contact Amber Shong at (650) 522-7493.
• The Veterans Memorial Senior Center is providing senior lunch pick-up during CORVID-19 times Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Call (650) 780-7259 to make your reservation and hear the daily menu option.
• Meals-on-Wheels delivers daily meals, with additional meals provided for holidays and weekends to eligible recipients, eligibility is based on being primarily homebound, rather than income. MOW meals provide at least 1/3 of an adult’s recommended daily nutritional intake and are prepared with strict nutrition oversight, no added salt and low amounts of fat and sugar. https://www.penvol.org/mealsonwheels/
Supporting Our Senior Customers
March 22, 2020
To Our Valued Customers:
At Trader Joe’s we pride ourselves on treating all of our customers equitably. Over the past few weeks we have heard from our senior customers about the need for assistance in the morning to get in and out of our stores quickly. We’ve listened, and effective Monday March 23rd we will implement the following:
Store hours will remain 9AM to 7PM. Every day between 9AM and 10AM, Crew Members will maintain an additional line outside the front door for our senior customers. This will ensure that those customers in need will have an expedited entrance to the store to help make their experience a more positive one.
Our Crew Members in each of our stores remain committed to these ideas and, as always, will be ready to help any customer needing extra assistance for any reason.
Comprehensive Services and/or information for Seniors:
• 211bayarea.org provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more. 211 in San Mateo County can help you find food, housing, health care, senior services, childcare, legal aid and much more.
• T.I.E.S (County of San Mateo) Phone Hotline 1-800-675-8437 Teamwork Insuring Elderly Support (T.I.E.S.) provides general information on all senior services. Featuring a 24-hour hotline, designed to assist vulnerable elderly and dependent adults who need help but may be unable to get it for themselves.
• Help at Home-Help is a mini-reference guide published by the San Mateo County Commission on Aging. This guide, contains a wide variety of information designed to assist San Mateo County adults of all incomes to remain safely in their homes. To obtain a free copy of Help at Home, you may print a pdf
copy from the web address above, send an email or call (650) 802-7950 and leave your name, contact phone number, requested number of copies and your mailing address.
Free eBooks and Downloadable
• Peninsula Library System Overdrive, books, kindle books, audio* 24/7 https://pls.overdrive.com
• Redwood City, CA rb digital magazines * 24/7 https://redwoodcityca.rbdigital.com
Department of Health and Human Services/ National Institutes of Health, Stress Management Guidelines:
- Get regular exercise
- Set goals and priorities
- Stay connected
- Be observant