Covid-19

Aging Well Eldercare COVID Update
June 15, 2022

While we wish we could say that COVID-19 is firmly in our rear-view mirror, unfortunately this is not yet the case. The most recent variant, BA.2 or “stealth Omicron,” is highly transmissible, although it also usually causes only mild symptoms. Because of this, we are continuing to take additional precautions to keep our clients, their households, and our staff and their families safe.

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Summer’s End and It’s Time to Mask Again???
September 13, 2021

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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To Mask or Not To Mask, Once We Are Vaccinated
March 29, 2021

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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Vaccine Update
February 24, 2021

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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A Discussion with Drew Weissman, M.D., Ph.D Understanding the COVID-19 vaccine
January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021 7 p.m. via Zoom Meeting Join us as we welcome Drew Weissman, M.D., Ph.D to lead a discussion about the COVID-19 vaccine. It is no exaggeration to say that Drew Weissman is among a handful of scientists whose research is helping to save the world from COVID-19. Almost 23 years ago, Dr.…

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Vaccine Update
January 11, 2021

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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COVID update
December 23, 2020

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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“Should we bring Dad home?”
November 16, 2020

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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When you can’t hold a funeral
October 19, 2020

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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