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Senior living facilities amid COVID-19 concerns

Senior living facilities

For about three months now, the world has been struggling to respond to the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, now designated a pandemic by the World Health Organization. As has been reported widely in the media, the elderly appear to be more vulnerable to the virus than younger people, and elderly men are the most vulnerable. Although, the latest statics differ from this observation. Imperial College London, published a study on March 30, noted that among people who were infected with the virus, those in their 70s and 80s had higher mortality rate, and also, they are more likely to require hospitalization.

In this time of crisis our elderly loved ones must follow and should be assisted to follow all the guidelines and precautions issued by the local, state and federal health authorities.

Senior living facilities are leaving no stone unturned to keep the elderly meaningfully engaged during the current social distancing environment. All visitations are suspended to keep residents safe. Video conferencing and Face time has surely helped ease anxiety. Virtual assistants like Alexa are allowing the seniors to be at ease and safe. Skype and zoom calls have taken the front seat as gatherings are no longer an option.

At AlfredHouse assisted living homes, video zoom calls are a fun experience for the seniors as they try to familiarize themselves with new technology!

Along with the Facetime connections, a variety of exercise programs and mind stimulating games are being offered, keeping social distancing in mind. One-on-one discussions allow residents to speak freely and voice out their opinions in a time where social relationships are sparse. Some assisted living facilities have also started a concierge service. The frontline volunteers and Ombudsman programs are still assisting the seniors by checking on them, keeping track of their medications and having a friendly conversation to help them remain healthy, connected and safe.

This pandemic has changed nothing in the day-to-day operations of the senior living facilities in terms of care, safety and loving attention.

AlfredHouse continues to support its residents by providing individualized attention, music, indoor games and positive assurance in the present chaotic time. We strive to ignite hope, confidence, and emotional strength to keep our residents thriving and safe.

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Visiting arrangements amid COVID-19

As the elderly are particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 infection, the safety of our residents is of utmost priority. To reinforce protection, we have temporarily suspended all visits, including relatives and friends, unless there is an exceptional circumstance. We do not take this decision lightly; reducing visitors would mean reducing the possibility of infection and protecting the well-being of all our residents. We will continue to support our residents by keeping them in touch with loved ones via phone, video calls, letters and emails during this difficult time.

WE STAY APART BUT STAND TOGETHER. LET US ENSURE THAT WE SAIL THROUGH THESE TIMES TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS AND MEASURES.

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