HealthDay Reports: With Nursing Homes on Lockdown, Stay Connected With Loved Ones
There are several ways families can stay connected from afar when they're not able to visit loved ones due to social restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
With Nursing Homes on Lockdown, Stay Connected With Loved Ones
THURSDAY, June 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Social restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic can be especially hard for people who can't visit loved ones with Alzheimer's disease who are in nursing homes.
Despite an easing of restrictions, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says nursing homes shouldn't allow outside visitors until the last phase of its reopening guidelines.
"One of the hardest parts of the COVID-19 pandemic for families who have relatives with Alzheimer's disease living in a care setting is not being able to see their loved ones in person," said Jennifer Reeder, director of educational and social services for the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.