Posted on Mar 6, 2020 in Senior Health
As the winter months are coming to an end, the flu is still on the rise. The CDC estimates that there are around 9 million cases of the flu every year. At the end of 2019, the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 emerged in Wuhan, China.
Displaying symptoms that are similar to the flu, COVID-19 presents a fever, cough, runny nose and more. If it is not immediately treated, the virus can worsen into pneumonia, or death. Symptoms of the virus can also be present in individuals before they start to show.
Individuals that are susceptible to this virus are newborns, as well as individuals over 65. Individuals with compromised immune systems are also at risk of falling ill.
Our team at Landmark Senior Living is being extra vigilant in order to protect our residents at this time. Our number one priority is their safety and well-being. Our well-trained staff is working hard to prevent any illnesses within our community.
Although there is no vaccine or immediate cure, there are precautions and measures you can take to prevent the onset and spread of the virus.
You might be practicing all of the above and wondering if you or a loved one are still susceptible to getting the coronavirus or the flu. Luckily, if you are a concerned about your senior loved one, there is a safe option.
An assisted living facility is a great place for a loved one to live, even during the flu season. Our Landmark nursing team follows tight infectious disease protocols. This includes regularly screening staff, residents and visitors to prevent the spread of influenza as well as swiftly quarantining any resident who displays symptoms, while also providing nurturing care for your loved one to help them get to a speedy recovery. At Landmark, our nurses are also diligent about screening new residents, who are often coming from home settings and run a risk of exposure from an at-home caretaker.
There are many benefits to living in a Landmark Senior Living community including having 3 chef prepared meals, laundry and cleaning services and 24-hour caretaker staff. Other benefits of living in a senior living facility are as follows:
In addition to all of the wonderful benefits, our assisted living facilities are the best equipped to prevent onset and spread of any flu virus. While home health care might be an easier and comfortable option at the moment, the long term comfort, security and safety of an assisted living facility are clear.
If you are interested in moving into, or even looking at an assisted living facility, remember to think about the safety protocols provided by each community. You want a loved one to be safe as you transition into this next phase of life. If you want a safe senior living facility that will provide the loving comfort and entertainment your loved one needs, contact us at Landmark Senior Living today.