The coronavirus is affecting everyone, but it’s especially putting seniors at risk. Senior living facilities are putting restrictions in place to limit resident’s risk of exposure to infection.
Read what our facility is doing here: https://www.fairmontgrandseniorliving.com/important-coronavirus-information/
Precautions Being Taken
Steps being taken are precautionary, which can put a strain on families and friends of senior loved ones that want to be in contact. It becomes more difficult to personally monitor their well-being.
Although, there are ways that you can stay in touch with seniors without putting them at risk for Covid-19.
How Can Seniors Protect Themselves Against Covid-19?
Of course it’s important to follow the general guidelines recommended, but there’s more beyond just washing your hands. Seniors should l think twice before having friends and family come visit them. Caregivers should be practicing extra precaution and families should have a back up plan in case the caregiver falls ill. Planning in advance helps reduce panic and anxiety, so communicating a care plan is essential.
Further protection can be acquiring enough food and medication to last for at least two weeks. Helpful tips are using mail order medication or using grocery delivery services to further protect seniors.
What Should You Do If Your Annual Check-up is Coming?
The best thing to do during this time is avoid hospitals, unless it’s something serious. If there’s an outbreak in the community then health care workers are extremely busy caring for those with Covid-19. If you have concerns it’s safe to call a telehealth worker to get advice.
How Are Senior Facilities Monitoring Care?
As we learn more about how the virus is behaving in the community, we become more aware of the necessary precautions. There are infection control procedures that every nursing home follows. Beyond that there is guidance from the state department of public health. Keep a close eye on what’s happening in your state and follow the department of health guidelines. Read above to know the precautions being taken by Fairmont Grand Senior Living.
How To Stay Connected During Social Restrictions?
Staying socially connected is extremely important to seniors, so if seeing loved ones physically isn’t an option – then what is? A simple phone call can bring loads of connection and comfort for your senior loved one. Other ways of contact are video calling or sending photos through social media.
Just because you can’t visit your loved ones doesn’t mean you can’t stay connected. There are delivery services for things like flowers and groceries, just to say I’m thinking of you. Don’t forget about mail. These days we forget that a handwritten card, a letter sent to your loved one, might give us a result. The nice part about it is that you can read it over and over again to remind yourself that people care about you.
Fairmont Grand Senior Living Community
Fairmont Grand is a resident centered senior living and memory care facility in Rapid City, SD. Our goal is to create an environment where resident well-being is at the heart of everything we do.
Our wide range of services are designed to meet you or your loved one’s daily needs. We offer restaurant style dining options, a variety of physical activities, and give residents the opportunity to live as independently as possible.