While what happened in Washington was as much about how the facility responded to exposure, as the exposure itself, the uncomfortable truth is that most facilities – most people, in fact – will face some sort of exposure to COVID-19 in the next few months.
So for those of us with loved ones in facilities like these, it begs the question:
Should we be bringing our parent(s) home from a senior living facility or retirement home?
This is a question we’ve been thinking quite a lot about, as professionals who run a retirement home, and as individuals who have mothers, fathers, and loved ones in senior living facilities like ours.
What can America do to address depression in older adults before it becomes an epidemic? Nearly 1 in 5 adults 65+ will face depression as they age, which may increase the risk of injury and higher mortality rates. Ten thousand people turn 65 every day in the U.S., and this number will spike in the next 5 years.
Are you or a loved one suffering from loneliness or having difficulties with household responsibilities, personal care, getting to medical appointments and more? It’s likely time to talk about living in more socially engaging, worry free, safe and compassionate setting, like a senior lifestyle community.