The importance of staying connected
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…Read More
Cold, Flu, or COVID-19?
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…Read More
Keep Calm and Stay in Balance
This is a time of great uncertainty. It’s natural to feel a wide range of emotions, including fear, anxiety, confusion, or loneliness. It is also a time to take extra care to address your feelings and keep them from paralyzing or overwhelming you. Get the facts. Our emotional responses come from the part of our…Read More
Letter to our clients regarding COVID-19
Dear Valued Clients, Families and Professional Partners: I am writing today to share the updated infectious illness protocol at Debra Levy Eldercare Associates in response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As with any and all illnesses that could potentially affect the vulnerable population we work with and encounter as Aging Life Care Managers, thoughtful…Read More
Caring for a loved one with COVID-19?
What we know so far is that COVID-19 is spread much like the regular flu—through coughs and sneezes that put droplets in the air and on surfaces. It may be 2–14 days after exposure before a person has symptoms. That means people can spread the virus without knowing it. And many have symptoms that seem…Read More
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