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Is Your Loved One Safe at a Senior Living Community During COVID-19?

September 11, 2020

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Is your loved one safe at a senior living community? It’s a question that you wouldn’t have even asked yourself before coronavirus (COVID-19). There’s no question that COVID-19 is a serious illness that seniors have to look out for. Your loved one needs to practice social distancing and do all they can to lower their risk.

Social distancing can make it challenging to know the level of care your loved one needs. And if you have any caregiving responsibilities, you’re probably putting in extra work to keep them safe. You start to wonder if a senior living community is the best place for your loved one, but you’re worried about their safety. Learn how senior living communities like Franciscan Ministries can keep your loved one safe while helping them celebrate life.

Finding the Best Care Option for Your Loved One

We know that COVID-19 can spread easily if left unchecked. After all, that’s why communities across the country are requiring people to wear masks when they go out. This fact makes many people nervous about helping their loved one move to a senior living community.

It’s important to remember that having your loved one stay at home, also has risks. Senior living communities like Franciscan Ministries, have strict COVID-19 health and safety measures. such as:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting common areas of the community multiple times a day.
  • Staff members are temperature checked before entering the community while washing and sanitizing their hands before helping any resident.
  • Residents are monitored closely to pick up any early signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Helping residents practice social distancing and often deliver food to their apartments.
  • Our staff continues to maintain all the proper PPE recommendations and protocols by local and state health authorities and the CDC.

The truth is, it can be hard to put the same policies in place at your home. Whether your loved one lives with you or on their own, it’s possible for them to be exposed to COVID-19. But at a senior living community, you can have peace of mind knowing that your loved one is in a safe and secure environment.

Is Your Loved One a Good Fit for Senior Living?

Now that you’re a little more at ease about senior living communities during COVID-19, how do you know if it’s the right option for your loved one? For many older adults like your loved one, senior living is the best choice to help them continue their retirement with purpose. Your loved one could benefit from:

  • Help with daily tasks such as medication management, dressing and bathing.
  • Having more opportunities for social connections. Franciscan Ministries has a variety of social distancing friendly activities to help keep your loved one make the most out of each day.
  • An environment that is closely monitored and sanitized to lower the risk of COVID-19. A senior living community is a great alternative to living at home, especially if your loved one has a hard time social distancing.
  • Assistance with managing Alzheimer’s or dementia symptoms. Following COVID-19 prevention practices can be challenging for seniors in need of memory support.
  • If you’re considering a senior living community for your loved one, taking a virtual tour of the community can help. After all, you’ll get an inside look at the community and see what life would be like for your loved one there.

Help Your Loved One Live Joyfully at Franciscan Ministries

At Franciscan Ministries, we offer your loved one a welcoming environment where they can celebrate life. Whether it’s enjoying fresh food prepared from our chefs or getting some fresh air on our scenic campuses, we’re here to support your loved one’s ideal lifestyle. It’s our focus and mission to help your loved one experience more of what they love.

All of our communities put the wellbeing of our employees, residents and their families as a top priority. We want to offer you peace of mind about your loved one’s health. Our Resident COVID-19 Positivity Percentage Ratings are always available for you to view.

If you’re ready to help your loved one take the next meaningful step in their aging journey, we’re here to help. Contact us today to learn more about the Franciscan Ministries lifestyle.