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The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging for everyone, but it can be especially disruptive for seniors with dementia, who may be accustomed to routines, communicate in non-traditional ways, and face other challenges that are heightened during this unusual time.
As the global COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic evolves, we continue to focus on the health and well-being of our residents and team members.
In the days before the COVID-19 crisis, family members were a familiar sight at Sunrise communities across the country. Whether it was visiting, participating in activities, volunteering, or stopping by to pick up a loved one for lunch, families have always been an integral part of our residents’ daily lives. As have partnerships with local care agencies and vendors, including hospice.
To Our Sunrise Family:
COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, has driven people around the globe to practice social distancing in an effort to quell the disease’s spread. It’s hard for all of us to forego restaurants, movies, concerts, or just simple gatherings with friends. But this reality can be especially challenging for families who have a loved one living in a senior living community.
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, one task many seniors are concerned about is grocery shopping. Personal contact with fellow shoppers who might be unknowing carriers can cause apprehension. Not knowing how long the virus may remain on food items is another legitimate concern. Finding ways to keep your pantry and refrigerator full without putting your health at risk is essential
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, some may grow weary of continued social distancing and infection control protocols that are in place to help limit the spread of the virus. But, as the virus continues to spread globally, it’s important to continue to take steps to help safeguard each other and ourselves.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunrise has closely monitored and implemented guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health and government agencies to help inform internal policies and shape essential expanded infection control and social distancing protocols.