COVID-19: Resources for Families
We know how challenging it’s been to adapt to the disruptions in daily life and routine caused by COVID-19. We’re here to help.
Whether you need resources to help connect with your loved one, are looking for tools to help your loved one acclimate at home in the absence of day programs and school, or you’re curious how we are spending our days and staying engaged inside Bancroft group homes… we’ve compiled resources every Bancroft family can use.
From online tools and activities shared by our Therapeutic Activities Specialists, to videos created by our teachers and photos from staff – check this page often for new tools and information you can use!
1. Tools for virtual visits with your loved one
We are encouraging families to maintain contact with their loved ones through phone or video chats while new visitation protocols are in effect.
Bancroft staff are using Google Hangouts Meet to facilitate video calls. This is a free, online video conferencing tool available through the Google Suite applications. You do not need a Gmail account to join a Google Meet video call. Program Managers can help you with this process. Click here for a guide to using Google Hangouts Meet
2. Online activities to do at home
Museums with virtual tours of their entire collection
Broadway Musicals available to stream (most require a streaming account)
A fun, interactive Google Doodle
WeaveSilk, a sensory art website
Chrome Music Lab: Interactive music activities.
3. See what we’re up to!
Group home staff are sharing lots of photos of how they’re spending each day. Be sure to follow our Facebook Page for new pictures!
See what we’ve been up to: View stream on Flickr
4. Music activities at home
Bancroft teachers have been creating wonderful videos you can use at home – including an entire playlist dedicated to Music Education, from Bancroft music teacher Janice DeLozier and music therapist Sarah Levy.
Click here for the full playlist, which is updated frequently.
Check out more at-home resources here.
Have a question? Contact us!
We’ve created a family hotline and email for your questions.
Please reach out for questions related to Bancroft’s response and actions taken to keep those in our care and our staff as safe as possible.
The Hotline will be answered Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 2pm. Outside of those hours, please leave a message or email us and we will have someone return your call within 24 hours.
You can find all the latest information related to Bancroft’s COVID-19 response and precautions at bancroft.org/coronavirus.