Caring for seniors during Covid-19
The narrative has shifted over the last few weeks in the fight against COVID-19. Seniors homes across the country have been fighting a battle that many were not prepared for. Dr. Samir Sinha, is the director of geriatrics at Sinai Health Systems. He joins Lorna for a closer look at why this very vulnerable population is suffering most through the pandemic.
“Right now, we’re not winning the battle. We know that more homes are continually going into outbreak and people are dying. If you had the ability and could care for a loved one at home, with other supports, then this is something that you may want to consider.”
-The decision about relocating from a retirement or assisted living home to the home of family (or a friend) during a pandemic can be difficult. Working through the 5 steps of this decision aid should help prepare you and your loved ones for making this important decision.