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Old 03-11-2020, 08:19 AM
 
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Some are doing outright bans. Some are restricting visits to those who are dying. Some are only restricting the number of visits.

CT - no visitors allowed

KY - only end-of-life residents to accept visitors

Wonder if this will spread to entire continuing care communities and active adult communities next. The local 55+ retirement community has issued the advisory for anyone with flu-like symptoms, traveled internationally, or been in areas with COVID-19 to stay away.

If you haven't contacted your parents' facilities, it would be the time to do so and set up a visit before it's no longer allowed.

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Old 03-11-2020, 09:41 AM
 
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My parents live in their home. Maybe this will mean I don’t have to go over there anymore LOL.
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Old 03-12-2020, 05:31 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The facility my dad is in is not allowing visitors at this time. My mother is hysterical, because she spends all day every day there with my dad. We're going to see if we can get him moved back into their house. When he moved to a memory care, it was because he kept running away. He can't do that now, can't walk or stand without a lot of assistance, so we're thinking having him at home will be more manageable than it was before.
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Old 03-12-2020, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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The facility my dad is in is not allowing visitors at this time. My mother is hysterical, because she spends all day every day there with my dad. We're going to see if we can get him moved back into their house. When he moved to a memory care, it was because he kept running away. He can't do that now, can't walk or stand without a lot of assistance, so we're thinking having him at home will be more manageable than it was before.
How is having an elderly person who cannot walk or stand w/out assistance in your home, “more manageable?”

Think this through.
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Old 03-12-2020, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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My Dad is living in an assisted-living facility in the Seattle area, and they've been taking a lot of COVID-19 safety measures like implementing two-week quarantine lockdowns for sick residents. They're even doing it for non-communicable conditions, which seems like a bit of overkill. Safety first, I suppose.
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Old 03-12-2020, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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My Dad is living in an assisted-living facility in the Seattle area, and they've been taking a lot of COVID-19 safety measures like implementing two-week quarantine lockdowns for sick residents. They're even doing it for non-communicable conditions, which seems like a bit of overkill. Safety first, I suppose.
Is there such a thing as “overkill” in this situation?
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Old 03-12-2020, 11:34 AM
 
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How is having an elderly person who cannot walk or stand w/out assistance in your home, “more manageable?”

Think this through.
Exactly what I was thinking.
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Old 03-12-2020, 11:35 AM
 
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Is there such a thing as “overkill” in this situation?
Nope.
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Old 03-12-2020, 11:35 AM
 
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There's one in Seattle. The patient is quarantined. All the residents have to stay in their room since activities are canceled and meals have to be delivered to their rooms.

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10 nursing homes in the area have tested positive.

Since they're the vulnerable community, everything is being done. A lot of them have high blood pressure or diabetes (Tom Hanks). The people with high blood pressure are susceptible to the virus immediately causing pneumonia.
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Old 03-12-2020, 02:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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How is having an elderly person who cannot walk or stand w/out assistance in your home, “more manageable?”

Think this through.
Because he isn't mobile, can't run away, can't race through the house peeing everywhere, can't knock anyone down, can't do any of the things that made him so difficult to care for before. This will mostly be moving him from the bed to the wheelchair and vice versa (hospice will provide the lift, wheelchair and hospital bed), changing his diapers, replacing his formula when it's empty, giving meds through his port.
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