Techniques For Staying In Touch With The Older Adults In Your Life

With Covid-19 in full effect all around the world, our older loved ones are most at risk during this time of unprecedented uncertainty. Staying at home and avoiding crowds of people is necessary to prevent the spread of the disease, but it can also lead to increased feelings of isolation and loneliness. Not being allowed … Read more Techniques For Staying In Touch With The Older Adults In Your Life

Families Find Connection With Loved Ones in Senior Living Communities Through Slack’s Channel-Based Messaging Platform

WayWiser.Life helps Kensington scale Slack across the country.  REDWOOD CITY, CA, April 20, 2020 – COVID-19 is keeping families apart. While shelter-in-place orders have had some families struggling with too much time together, others have been sadly missing their loved ones in senior communities and nursing homes.  “It was a heartbreaking decision to close our … Read more Families Find Connection With Loved Ones in Senior Living Communities Through Slack’s Channel-Based Messaging Platform

SC long-term care facilities begin to lock down visits after Trump’s coronavirus speech

After a presidential address from the White House touched on the safety of the nation’s elderly, South Carolina’s long-term care facilities are considering visitation limits to their facilities. Health officials have been crystal clear that the new coronavirus poses the greatest threat to the elderly. And given 26 people have died as of Wednesday night at … Read more SC long-term care facilities begin to lock down visits after Trump’s coronavirus speech

Washington state nursing home’s response to coronavirus placed some patients’ safety in ‘immediate jeopardy,’ federal agency finds

Nurse describes ‘battlefield’ inside US coronavirus epicenter 07:11 (CNN)An inspection of the Life Care Center of Kirkland nursing home earlier this month found the facility had at times put patients’ safety in imminent danger during the coronavirus outbreak there, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said.Thirty-five coronavirus deaths are associated with the Washington state facility, which was once the … Read more Washington state nursing home’s response to coronavirus placed some patients’ safety in ‘immediate jeopardy,’ federal agency finds

Families worry as they are cut off from loved ones at Michigan nursing homes

Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 a.m. ET March 15, 2020 | Updated 2:06 p.m. ET March 15, 2020 Johanna Mannone visits her husband Michael Mannone at WellBridge of Rochester Hills but only for 30 minutes and she had to wear a gown and mask. Detroit Free Press. Penny Hamilton was visiting her 81-year-old mother in … Read more Families worry as they are cut off from loved ones at Michigan nursing homes

Why Ignoring Nursing Home Residents During The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Reckless

Keeping elderly Americans safe from COVID-19 should be a #1 priority during the pandemic, because they’re at the highest risk of contracting the virus and dying from its virulent course. Among these older people, the most vulnerable are the 1.5 million people who live in nursing homes. But this group- who by definition are too sick to care for themselves- … Read more Why Ignoring Nursing Home Residents During The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Reckless

Your kids can help by sending cards to nursing homes, others in isolation

Even preschoolers can help! March 24, 2020, 3:05 PM CDT / Source: TODAYBy Allison Slater Tate Blood banks need donations. The Ronald McDonald House needs gift cards. Health care workers need masks and money for protective equipment. Local restaurants would love your takeout business. But what can kids do to help while everyone is staying at home and trying to stop the spread of … Read more Your kids can help by sending cards to nursing homes, others in isolation

Families Anxious Over Loved Ones in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living

Officials continue to bar guests to protect vulnerable residents from coronavirus by Deborah Schoch, AARP, Updated April 2, 2020 | Comments: 23 MORGAN LEE/ASSOCIATED PRESS Floyd Morelos of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is turned away March 12, 2020, at the entrance to a nursing home and rehabilitation center where he sought to visit his 85-year-old mother. En español | Nursing homes … Read more Families Anxious Over Loved Ones in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living

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