To determine if your loved one’s assisted living home is keeping him or her safe, compare the home’s stated policies to those provided by the CDC and state health departments.  

Your loved one’s assisted living home has most likely already sent out email communications about what they are doing to protect their residents. They may have even sent out multiple messages in keeping with the regulatory changes of this evolving situation. Compare the latest update to the CDC’s guidelines for assisted living as well as any mandates or guidance that your state’s Health and Human Services Department may have issued.

 In general, you should be looking for indications that:

  • Only the most essential visitors and outside contractors are allowed inside
  • Staff and residents are being regularly screened for symptoms
  • Public gatherings are canceled and meals are served privately
  • Protective equipment like masks is being worn by staff 
  • Cleaning of public areas is being done more frequently than it was before

COVID-19 Update: With social distancing and stay-at-home orders, many seniors are struggling with loneliness and isolation. We’ve developed a list of products that caregivers or seniors can purchase to help older adults stay happy, healthy and connected, whether they are aging in place at home or in an assisted living community.

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