Coronavirus – CareShield Initiative

Overview

  • Over 16 million caregivers provide 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care to family members and friends with Alzheimer’s.
  • COVID-19 poses a high mortality risk for both those living with Alzheimer’s and the caregivers they rely on. 
  • 1 in 3 caregivers are over the age of 65, thus at high risk themselves.
  • A $10 protective kit can help save a life!   

Caregivers all across the U.S. are in desperate need of protective equipment, such as masks, gloves, and sanitizer to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. 

Shortages and price-gouging have meant that many can’t find, access, or can’t afford these protective products. 

To meet this need, the InvestAcure Foundation, the non-profit arm of InvestAcure, PBC has launched Operation CareShield. 
(The InvestAcure Foundation is a 501c3, tax-exempt organization.)

Our goal is to provide as many as 1 million protective kits to at-risk caregivers as quickly as possible. To this end, we have: 

Identified suppliers ready to ship vital products such as FDA approved surgical face-masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer.

Setup a remote distribution center ready to ship kits to individual caregivers.

Arranged collaborations with caregiver support groups and our own online community to identify caregivers in need.

You can help by:

1. Donating and raising funds to provide as many kits as possible. 

2. Promoting the campaign on social media so we can reach more caregivers in need.

3. Registering caregivers in need in your own community who need a protective kit (recommendations and personal information will be kept private).  

4. Signing up to volunteer and help the campaign with important logistical tasks as needed. 

If you are a caregiver or someone living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of Dementia, please click the link below and we will do our best to mail you a CareSheild Protective Kit as soon as we are able to. Each kit will include protective materials, such as surgical masks and hand sanitizer. Supplies are limited by the availability of funding and our ability to secure and ship needed kits. We are by no means certified to provide medical advice and do not guarantee the quality or effectiveness of these products. This campaign is simply a common sense effort to be helpful in a difficult situation, by providing those at high mortality risk from COVID-19 with products which may be considered helpful in reducing the spread of infection.

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