How we’re responding as our vaccination rates rise.
An update from Sue Coppola, Chief Clinical Officer, and Jenifer Salamino, Chief Operating Officer, regarding updates to visitation, dining, and activities at Sunrise with the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine.
After a long winter likely spent indoors, getting outside can give the spirit a boost. Gardening is an activity older adults can safely enjoy even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, gardening doesn’t require a large plot of land to reap the mental and physical health benefits.
Misinformation and finance-related scams, especially those that target older adults, are nothing new. In fact, in recent years, identity theft and similar types of crimes have become much more sophisticated. The FBI warns that the false information and scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic are too numerous to count.
An update from Sue Coppola, Chief Clinical Officer, regarding the latest developments in Sunrise's COVID-19 response
Residents and staff at Sunrise Senior Living communities were fortunate to be some of the first people in the country to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognized the importance of prioritizing older adults who live in housing communities as well as their caregivers. As a result, vaccines started being administered to both groups in January.
We often think of exercise as a way to ward off medical problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, and even depression. But researchers say that physical activity may also help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Being responsible for a senior’s care and well-being can be daunting even in the best of times. Providing support with personal care and household tasks can feel overwhelming. Combine this with trying to keep a loved one safe from the coronavirus, and there is an added layer of stress. Many caregivers say their biggest challenge is time—there never seems to be enough of it.
As concerns about COVID-19 persist, respiratory health and how to protect your respiratory system should be a priority. From pneumonia to lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, there are a variety of illnesses beyond the coronavirus that can impact your health.