Communication in Times of Crisis

Senior living communities across the country are taking every precaution with coronavirus (COVID-19) and putting strict plans in place to keep their residents healthy.

With so many uncertainties around COVID-19, it is easy for seniors to feel increasingly isolated from friends and family. Communication and connection are key right now to helping seniors and their loved-ones cope with separation. The more we communicate, even just to say hello, will help combat social isolation and let these seniors know they are loved.

Our friends at LifeLoop know a thing or two about communication. They provide a family and resident engagement platform, to help communities keep their residents feeling connected to their loved ones and the outside world.

LifeLoop has provided us with some great virtual activities that we have shared in the Resources section on this web site. We hope they are helpful!

We can’t emphasize enough that engagement, communication and connection are key right now! Acts and messages of kindness will help seniors know we are thinking of them!

Roadtrip For Nana

Dan is on our senior care sales team. His Nana lives three hours away in an independent community. But that didn’t stop Dan and his brother from hitting the road to make sure she feels the love!

As Dan pointed out, “It’s been said that loneliness can have the same health impacts as smoking 15 cigarettes daily. Reach out to your seniors it’ll make their day!”

Dan, your Nana is lucky to have such caring grandsons.

2020-04-21T17:54:59+00:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: FM Staff Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Matthew McConaughey Hosts Virtual Bingo for Texas Senior Facility

Alright, alright, alright! Now this is what we are talking about. Matthew and his family recently called numbers in a virtual bingo session with a senior facility in his home state of Texas. A great example of maintaining connections and as McConaughey says, “turning a red light into a green light.”

Read the article in Buzzfeed

 

 

2020-04-07T18:47:36+00:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: In The News|Tags: , , |

Covid19 Fast Forwards Tech Adoption in Senior Living

Interesting article in Senior Housing News April 2nd about how the Covid19 pandemic has spurred many in senior living to embrace the digital age.  Many communities are now rushing to find ways to arrange telehealth, more reliable WiFi networks and digital capabilities that enable residents to communicate with families. The team at CareWorx Fully Managed has certainly noticed an uptick in requests for help with WiFi, teleheath and recommendations for virtually connecting residents. Check out our resources page for more info. We’re adding new materials every week.

2020-04-06T20:14:12+00:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: In The News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Welcome to #SayItForSeniors

Welcome to the movement! #SayItForSeniors was started as a way to combat social isolation in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. This new normal of social distancing in an effort to protect society’s most vulnerable is challenging for all of us. But with restrictions on visitation at senior care facilities, our eldest members of society, along with their caregivers, may be feeling particularly isolated right now.

We can help that by showing our seniors some much needed kindness!

It’s really quite easy.

  • Using your social media accounts post some friendly messages or videos and include #SayItForSeniors in your post.
  • We’ll work to get that hashtag out there and let senior care facilities and others know where they can find all the messages to show residents or seniors living in their own homes!

So gather up the kids, organize your family or a team (now meeting virtually of course) and get busy! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

2020-04-05T12:51:38+00:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: #SayItForSeniors|Tags: , , , , , |