May is Older Americans Month and I think a great way for Americans to celebrate is to check their stereotypes on aging.
When it comes to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, older people are especially vulnerable to severe illness. Research is showing that adults 60 and older, especially those with preexisting medical conditions, especially heart disease, lung disease, diabetes or cancer are more likely to have severe — even deadly — coronavirus infection than other age groups.
We are dedicated to providing your loved one with the safest possible environment during these challenging times so if you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. It’s only natural that you would have questions about what the best course of action is so we hope this will provide useful information.
Are precautions of the sort the CDC has endorsed really necessary, even in areas where the new coronavirus doesn’t yet appear to be circulating widely? What about disease-free adults in their 60s and 70s? Do they need to worry about going to a restaurant or a friend’s house for dinner? Are all outside activities ill-advised?
The novel coronavirus can infect anyone, but it’s older adults — ages 60 and up — who are more likely to get seriously sick from it. Some tips are applicable to every generation, but there are specific precautions older adults should take to protect their health. We spoke to two geriatricians and pulled guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assemble what people 60 and up need to know about the novel coronavirus.
Census building is something we talk about with our skilled nursing facility clients regularly. While some facilities embark on large-scale renovations and add impressive amenities to make their facility more appealing, we’ve seen many facilities spend a lot less money on census building tactics. Let’s look at a few of those tactics. 1. Recognize who …
The Department of Health requires nursing homes to complete electronic filing of each facility’s licensed nursing home beds and availability by bed category on a weekly basis. All nursing homes are requested to submit their Weekly Bed Census between Wednesday and Friday of each week, based on the census at 12:00 AM on Wednesday night. …