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Our staff is very grateful that we have been able to be vaccinated and resume more of a “normal” life this spring and summer, including taking family vacations, many of them postponed from the summer of 2020, when travel was severely restricted. Even while the world around us has opened up more, we have continued…

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While most of us are feeling quite relieved to be vaccinated, and a little less worried about being out and about in the world, the guidance on how to continue to be safe is a bit of a moving target. Although the CDC has offered some guidance here, we at Debra Levy Eldercare still believe…

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We are thrilled to announce that 100% of our care managers are fully vaccinated! Our Debbie’s Angels who are medically able to be vaccinated have all received at least their first vaccine and should be fully vaccinated by mid-March. We continue to provide a lot of education to our clients, their families and caregivers regarding…

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In an effort to keep up with this ever-changing situation, we have listed below the links to find the latest information from the District of Columbia, Montgomery County & Prince George’s County and the State of Maryland on vaccination schedules, and FAQ regarding the vaccine: https://covidlink.maryland.gov/content/vaccine/ https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/vaccine/ https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/3730/COVID-19-Vaccination https://vaccinateqa.dc.gov/ For more information about mRNA research…

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Dear Valued Clients, Families and Professional Partners: I am writing today to share our updated infectious illness protocol at Debra Levy Eldercare Associates in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. While we are very excited about the arrival of the first vaccines being delivered to frontline healthcare workers, we are also mindful that the number…

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In the context of COVID, many families are wondering if an older relative would be better off moving out of their assisted living, memory care, or skilled nursing facility. It’s not an easy question to answer. The advantages of facility living. Facilities have staff on site 24/7 to assist with residents’ needs. They can provide…

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Between travel concerns and restrictions on group gatherings, holding a traditional funeral can be challenging. Many families are turning to “virtual funerals” using video conferencing programs, such as Zoom. About 20% of funeral homes offer virtual services. And there are online companies that specialize in funerals. They assist with everything from sending out invitations and…

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Staying connected is extremely important. Isolation and loneliness are not just sad situations. They have been shown to increase the likelihood of dementia, depression, and heart disease in older adults. Even early death. As a family caregiver, you may be struggling to find ways to have meaningful interactions. Especially if the person you care for…

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If you sneeze or have a runny nose, should you worry? As it turns out, no. Most likely you’ve got a cold. No fever? Definitely not coronavirus or the flu. Use this chart to help distinguish between these three viruses. If you think you or someone you care for has the coronavirus, check with your…

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