Keeping Older Loved Ones Safe During COVID-19

Aging Life Network- Episode Date-September 2, 2020- Hosted by Nancy Oriola, LCSW, CMC, NMG, CFP

The COVID-19 pandemic has many Americans concerned about the safety of those they love including children, friends and especially older family members. The CDC notes that among adults, the risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults over age 65 being at highest risk. In fact 8 out of 10 deaths in the U.S. have been our elders. How do these facts impact the choices and care options families must continue to make following hospitalizations requiring placement in facilities, those living at home with paid caregivers or living currently in facilities? When can we visit our loved ones again…in the homes or at facilities? Host, Nancy Oriola, will talk with Dr. Bruce Mann, Lena Ernst, PhD (owner of Retreat Healthcare) and Corey Nelson (senior placement specialist) about what families should know and consider to keep their older loved ones safe within their home, in facilities and in the community..

Listen to Podcast with Retreat Healthcare’s Lena Ernst, Ph.D. on the Aging Life Network…

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COVID-19 Notice

As always, Retreat Healthcare is committed to the safety and health of its residents, employees and families. In response to COVID-19, we quickly formed a Response Team consisting of company officers, physicians, and medically trained family representatives to ensure that our Response Plans provided for the highest level of care possible to our residents . As part of this plan, we have adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and the emerging directives from our local Department of Health. Diligently, our entire staff has implemented enhanced and preventative infection control protocols throughout our facilities. We will continue to be vigilant in keeping to our company values of Accountability, Quality of Life, Family Centered, and Quality Communication. We thank our doctors, nurses and all our related clinicians for their teaching. We thank our families and friends for their support of our staff and residents through this unique, unprecedented time of COVID-19. Please, email our COVID-19 Response Team with any questions about our plan: nursing@retreatnm.com