Essential Caregivers Coalition is a national advocacy group dedicated to the establishment of an essential caregiver in order to prevent long term care residents from suffering due to the effects of social isolation.
Our mission is to educate the public on the issues surrounding visitation restriction and essential caregivers, research ways to bring relief to the situation and collaborate with various advocacy group leaders, policymakers, healthcare institutions and legal representation to design better solutions.
Our loved ones, young & old, are locked up in long-term care facilities, cut off from the world since March.
We are their eyes and their ears
We are their advocates and their advisors
We are their representatives
We are their VOICE
We are their Essential Partners In Care
We seek safe access to support them like only we can.
Our Ask & Our Promise:
1 designated essential family caregiver permitted inside and restricted to rooms or room partitions.
We do as staff should: strict adherence to proper PPE use, infection control protocols and testing.
Family = anyone the resident considers close personal supports, by relation or by choice.
Caregiver = this can be emotional, social, psychological or physical support and oversight for the resident.
Essential = without us, the resident risks a failure to thrive and a loss of the will to live.