Resources for Seniors
Below are resources and guidance for Texas seniors and their families including precautionary information and guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Texas nursing homes.
Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
In addition to the video above, the CDC has posted guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in retirement communities and independent living facilities. They have guidance for residents, owners, operators, workers, administrators, volunteers, and visitors. Find that guidance here.
Guidance for Nursing Homes
According to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission(HHSC), "Until further notice, nursing facilities are encouraged to use alternate means of communication such as FaceTime, Skype, or other video or audio systems for residents to maintain contact with family and friends." Additionally, Texas HHS states, "Nursing facilities must also implement screening protocols for anyone entering their facility. They must screen staff, medical professionals, and other essential visitors for COVID-19 using guidelines issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Only under certain compassionate care situations, such as a resident’s end-of-life, can non-essential visitors be allowed in a nursing facility, and the facility must follow all CMS protocols." Read more Texas HHS guidance here.
Information on Meal Delivery Services
Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County is taking precautionary measures and communicating with Tarrant County Public Health on a regular basis. According to Meals of Wheels of Tarrant County, there have not been changes in regular meal delivery schedules and they are working with staff and volunteers to comply with health guidelines. You can read more from Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County here.
Senior Citizen Specific Grocery Hours
Senior Citizen Specific Shopping Hours at Stores:
Albertson's: 7:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Aldi: No senior hours listed at this time
Costco: 8:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M.
Dollar General: 8:00 A.M.-9:00A.M.
Fiesta Mart: 7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M.
HEB: Senior Support Line for daily grocery delivery from 9:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
• Seniors can call 1-833-397-0080 to have groceries delivered. There will be a $10 tip included on all deliveries, but fees are waived the 1st 30 days of use.
Kroger: 7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Sam's Club: No senior hours listed at this time
Sprout's Market: No senior hours listed at this time
Target: 7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M.
Tom Thumb: 7:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Walmart: 7:00 A.M.-8:30 A.M.
Whole Foods: 7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M.