With the ongoing global pandemic, caregivers – in professional health care settings and at home – are operating in overdrive.
“Caregivers strive each day to give it their all, but they’re at continuous risk of burnout and compassion fatigue,” says Stephen Chee, director of employee wellness at Lifetime Wellness. “The extra layer of concern posed by Covid-19 has magnified the risk of caregiver fatigue.
Senior wellbeing is important to longevity and resident engagement. Simple, well-rounded wellness programs promote senior health and wellness and ensure seniors increase both mental and physical activity.
Senior care facilities, who have been hit hard by Coronavirus, have looked for innovative ways to improve residents’ wellbeing, activity and engagement.
One of the most exciting developments is the implementation of what’s called a Virtual Technology Strategy – which includes video-conferencing technology, virtual reality, virtual exercise and activity programs, and, believe it or not, robots!