When local musicians heard their friends at Sunrise of Dublin might need a little pick-me-up, they loaded up their equipment and worked with the community team to set up an outdoor concert for residents and team members.
While remaining isolated is not something typically encouraged for seniors, there are times when it’s a must. The rapidly spreading outbreak of the novel coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19, is one such time.
Family caregivers often find themselves navigating unchartered waters. Some learn how to change dressings on a senior’s wound after surgery, while others master tasks like grooming and bathing. Adult children may even learn how to protect a loved one’s dignity when dementia is trying to rob them of it. The newest challenge for family caregivers is among the most serious— the novel coronavirus.
Sunrise continues to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, and the health and well-being of our residents and team members remains our absolute top priority. Sunrise leaders are closely monitoring the constant flow of updates from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and other government and health authorities to continue supporting our communities. We have enacted several changes to our operating procedures in order to help keep our residents and team members safe.
On March 8, Sunrise Senior Living and other organizations around the world joined forces to shine the spotlight on International Women’s Day (IWD). This awareness day encourages all people to celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness against bias, and take action for equality, according to the IWD website.
Older adults nearing retirement age are sometimes surprised to learn that Medicare doesn’t cover all of their medical expenses. While it does ease the burden of health care costs, the costs that aren’t covered can quickly add up.
Changes in vision are more common with aging. The need for eyeglasses increases as we age, especially readers, but a surprising number of other vision issues are also more prevalent. Research shows that one in three people will have some form of vision loss by the age of 65.
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