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June 2020

Improving Communication for Seniors While Wearing a Mask

June 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges to communicating and staying engaged. Wearing a mask has become the “new normal,” not only for health care workers but for everyone navigating life. It’s important to communicate effectively while wearing one.

What Caregivers Should Know About Dementia and Hospitalization

June 19, 2020

A trip to the hospital can be stressful for anyone but can be especially difficult for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s. They can become easily anxious and confused in new surroundings and any subtle change in their routine can cause delirium, which is a state of confusion that can develop following illness, infection, or surgery. Delirium is one of the most common complications in hospitalized patients over age 65.

People with dementia who are hospitalized are less likely to receive adequate pain relief, and potentially more likely to receive a higher dose of medication – which comes with its own risk of complications and side effects. They can also need more care from family members while they’re hospitalized.

Five Tips for a Successful Reunion Visit with a Loved One

June 15, 2020

Many skilled nursing facilities and long-term chronic care hospitals across the country have been restricting visitors due to COVID-19 since early March. Now, they are beginning to plan a return to visitations between seniors and their family members following guidelines issues by federal and state governments.

5 reasons why now is a good time to move to a senior living community

June 4, 2020

As the pandemic sweeps the world, both organizations and individuals have been forced to adjust their practices and behaviors in so many ways. “Normal” looks very different now than it did only a short while ago and will only continue to change for all of us. In this environment, the highest quality senior living communities have adapted quickly and responsibly. Those that do it best, are more than ever, some of the safest and most fulfilling places for an older adult to live.  While moving into a senior living community during a global pandemic could be perceived as a challenging decision, we believe now may be the smartest time to make that move. 

Tips to avoid coronavirus scams targeting seniors

June 2, 2020

As coronavirus has taken hold of our nation and created unprecedented social isolation, it’s also caused a surge in scams designed to exploit the fears and uncertainty surrounding the pandemic.

Scammers are offering COVID-19 or antibody testing, promises of a vaccine or cure, or ways to obtain out-of-stock products.  They are also claiming to be from banks, the IRS or other government agencies with false offers of stimulus payments or other financial relief. Hebrew SeniorLife’s Center for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and Neglect strives to empower older adults to protect themselves from financial exploitation.

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