May 26, 2020 – A few months ago, anyone looking into independent & assisted living options for seniors would do a quick search on Google and find dozens of attractive options from which to choose. It was just a matter of finding the right location, the right “feel,” the right amenities, and the right price. The benefits of assisted living were apparent: socialization and new friends for isolated seniors, the right amount of help with day-to-day activities, restaurant-style dining, and all-inclusive, worry-free living with all the comforts of home.
Covid-19 changed all of that. Making a decision about senior living at this time raises new questions which may lead some to pause and that is understandable. But for others who don’t have that option, moving to an independent or assisted living facility remains a safe and secure choice. Here are a few reasons why:
- Your loved one will benefit from enhanced safety measures and rigorous infectious disease protocols & procedures
Top quality assisted living communities have established rigorous safety measures that would be difficult to replicate at home. In most communities, residents are assessed twice daily for signs or symptoms of illness. Facilities adhere to strict cleaning procedures with CDC-recommended, hospital-grade disinfectants. Staff members are screened upon entry to the building and undergo regular training to ensure they are following the latest safety precautions and protocols.
- Your loved one receives all of their essential needs, without worrisome interaction with the public
Your loved one’s meals are prepared, living space cleaned, laundry done, and errands are run by trained staff members. No trips to the crowded grocery store or pharmacy are needed, and no needless exposure to the general public or multiple care/service providers.
- Your loved one receives truly dependable care 24/7
If a family caregiver becomes ill or incapacitated, families are left scrambling to find care or may need to step in themselves, which can often present extreme difficulties and family discord. At a senior living community, your loved one always has professional, trained, trusted care available.
The coronavirus pandemic has shown us the importance of choosing a senior community with the highest standards of safety and precaution. The good news is there are (and always have been) many excellent choices out there, waiting to safely welcome your loved one.
Lisa Kubiak, President/CEO
Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Corporation