The spread of the coronavirus pandemic has raised more questions than anyone has recently answered. No one knows this better than someone who may be unable to help their loved ones they are not even allowed to see.
Assisted living centers do their best to be a transparent and reliable resource and prepare for and prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic in their communities.
Risk of Coronavirus for Older People
The elderly and people with existing health problems are more vulnerable to influenza and other viral infections. Moreover, coronavirus is no different, hitting these groups hard.
When we get older, the immune system weakens. In addition, the elderly may have health problems such as heart disease, lung disease or diabetes. All of these factors explain why older adults are most vulnerable during the coronavirus epidemic.
Although the group's daily activities and events are important for the mental health of the residents, the barriers to communication with others are even greater today. Residents are positive to stay in their rooms and apartments to maintain social distancing.
Residents are encouraged to stay in their rooms and apartments to maintain social distancing. For large groups that congregate in the dining room, it is too difficult to prevent coronavirus infection in a supported environment. Therefore, Serenity Springs are delivering meals to the resident rooms.
How is Serenity Spring preparing for the Coronavirus?
Many help centers have programs to prevent the spread of flu and other respiratory viruses. Fortunately, these community programs follow the CDC's general guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Our team of doctors monitors new developments in the coronavirus and its effects on us. The Serenity Springs evaluates daily long-term care policies and makes recommendations based on updated information.
Following are the methods of the CDC and the American Health Care Association (AHCA) to prevent or reduce the spread of coronavirus in an assisted living environment.