Nursing homes across the country are being affected by COVID-19. As a result, many nursing homes are severely restricting or denying visitation in an effort to protect the overall safety of residents. These restrictions are difficult for both residents and loved ones. If your loved one is in a nursing home, you may feel helpless and concerned for their well-being.
While it is imperative that your loved one stays safe during this time, there are some ways to safely interact with loved ones in a nursing home, including: video chats, phone calls, letters and cards. Also, establishing regular communication with nursing home staff members can help you to regain a sense of involvement and knowledge of your loved one’s status and care.
Hopefully these measures can help you to gain some confidence and peace for both you and your loved one during this very difficult situation at hand.