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!
Senior living communities – among the hardest hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – are looking for effective strategies for protecting their residents and staff.
To help the industry implement best practices, two leaders in the wellness field, Lifetime Wellness and Pure Wellness, have partnered in offering a suite of advanced air purification technology solutions. These technologies continue to demonstrate success in trapping and eliminating dangerous viruses.
As concern over COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to grow, many are scrambling to find supplies and clearing out the shelves of our most critical necessities for prevention.
With the continued spread, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has urged the frequent practice of handwashing with soap and water, and the on-the-go use of hand sanitizer to keep the most vulnerable of us from catching and spreading the virus. Unfortunately, as is the case with most convenience stores, moisturizing hand sanitizer can be difficult to find on the shelves, leaving consumers with fewer options for a quality product.
In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many seniors are advised to stay confined to their homes or rooms. The need for a simple, well-rounded wellness program that promotes senior health and wellness has never been more important. Activity – mental and physical — is essential to keeping seniors healthy, active, and motivated. This is why many senior living providers and caregivers are looking for a fresh approach to engaging residents in wellness activities while keeping them comfortable and abiding by social distancing regulations.
As the global outbreak of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues to unfold, senior living providers are taking meticulous care to protect the health and safety of their residents and team members. Since mid-March, when the no-outside-visitors rule went into effect in senior care facilities, providers have looked for new ways to help residents feel connected and avoid senior isolation.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak stories are dominating the news, leaving senior living providers with a fundamental question: how can we best prepare for the disease – and prevent any spread in our community?
Extending Healthy Heart Activities in Senior Care Settings
Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death of men and women in the United States, linked to one in every four deaths. Yet in the past decade, the picture is improving. The number of seniors afflicted with the disease has decreased significantly.
For some, the winter months bring with them times of cheer, heart-filled merriment, and spirited connection. But for many, the season delivers just the opposite: stress, alienation, and even illness.
The winter months often bring with them a time to reminisce – and create new memories. But for anyone who struggles with memory decline, this time of year can be a tough reminder of memories lost.
Kevin, a professional caregiver in a leading senior living community, is typical of many in his field. He has trouble asking for help – which can lead to feelings of caregiver burnout. “I will crash and burn before saying what I need for myself,” he says. “My job is to care for, not to be cared for. I don’t want to burden others with my problems.”