New Visitation Guidance

Over the past year, people in long-term care have been more affected by COVID-19 than almost anyone else. From staff to residents to families, we have seen people pivot and completely change how they work, live, and communicate. Over the past few months, we have seen vaccines get distributed, and the Center for Disease Control…

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New Visitation Guidance

New CMS Visitation Guidance

UPDATE: DHSS has released new guidance. Read more about it in our newest blog post. For a year now, residents have been separated from their loved ones. In protecting residents from COVID-19, long-term care communities have left them isolated. The mental and physical toll this loneliness has had on residents is staggering. As such, families…

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New CMS Visitation Guidance

Advocating for Your Loved One

The past year has been difficult for all of us, but the toll it has taken on older adults, particularly those living in long-term care, has been staggering. When they needed their loved ones the most, doors have been closed. Families are desperate to help, but they don’t know where to start.  Advocating on an…

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Advocating for Your Loved One

Post-Holiday Blues: Maneuver Through COVID Shadows

Holiday seasons are often described as a time of warmth and happiness. It is a time for some people to meet their families and friends, and for some others, it is a time for a celebration. However, for some people, holidays can be a period of loneliness, depression, and sadness, especially during this pandemic era….

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Post-Holiday Blues: Maneuver Through COVID Shadows

On Deciding to Vaccinate Against COVID-19

As we shift closer to reaching the one-year mark of COVID-19, the pandemic continues to puzzle us. The recent holiday season supplied a surge in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of several different variants of the virus. Recently, vaccines have become available for emergency use in the United States. While we continue fighting COVID-19 and…

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On Deciding to Vaccinate Against COVID-19

COVID-19 and Increased Elder Abuse Risks

If the situation is an emergency, please call 9-1-1. Professionals expect that for every case of adult abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23 cases go unreported. This is a devastating expectation, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the coronavirus, more and more older adults are isolated and self-neglected than ever. Not only…

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COVID-19 and Increased Elder Abuse Risks

COVID-19 Liability Immunity–We Need YOUR Help!

The COVID-19 virus has caused devastating impacts on long-term care residents and their families. Our loved ones are not only highly susceptible to the virus, but facility lockdowns have left residents highly vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and improper care.  We can attribute this to various factors – low-staffing levels, lack of access to Ombudsman advocates,…

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COVID-19 Liability Immunity–We Need YOUR Help!