The Nest | Vol. 1, Iss. 1

Why Now...? Moving in a Post-Pandemic World Written by Jenny Rupp, VP of Sales & Marketing

Additionally, social isolation takes a toll on the emotional and physical health of older adults. According to Pew Research Center, in the United States, 27% of adults ages 60 and older live alone. The likelihood of living alone also increases with age. Among women age 75+, nearly half live alone, placing them at greater risk of the health consequences of social withdrawal and isolation. Not to mention that we’re not entering a stretch of months where seasonal depression impacts people of all ages. While video chatting and virtual events help bridge connections with those living alone, many older adults do not have the resources or means to engage in video technologies. Clinical professionals agree that loneliness is a health concern among older adults, particularly those that live alone. Senior living communities remain a safe and viable way to combat the isolation and loneliness that result from sheltering in place during the coronavirus pandemic. At Jaybird Senior Living properties, professional Life Enrichment Coordinators offer a safer form of socialization with attentive oversight and

Planning the transition to a senior living community for a loved one is stressful even under ordinary circumstances. During a public health care crisis, the decision can be even more burdensome. Like many, protecting your loved ones against the coronavirus infection is your number one priority. Health care experts recommend carefully weighing the pros and cons of all options before making your move. If you work outside the home and are suddenly faced with the need to provide care for a parent or spouse, the risk of exposure to Covid-19 can be worrisome. Senior living communities offer a safety net to older adults during this unprecedented time. Infection prevention policies at senior living communities include enhanced sanitation protocols and symptom screenings, carefully orchestrated visitation and routine testing, among other precautions. People living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are in particular need of assistance remembering important hygienic practices such as washing hands.

management of social distancing best practices. From room-service style meal delivery services to programs-on-wheels, professional caregivers keep residents active and cheerfully engaged. Senior living communities remain the best choice for many older adults, particularly those living with a chronic illness who require assistance with activities of daily living, and seniors affected with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia conditions. It is natural to worry about your loved ones’ safety during the coronavirus pandemic, yet choosing a senior living community may be the best way to maintain your loved one’s overall wellbeing. Upholding the safety and wellness of our residents is the number one priority of Jaybird Senior Living. To learn more about Jaybird’s Covid-19 precautionary measures, or how we can seamlessly and safely move your loved one into a Jaybird community, click here!


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