How Covid-19 Will Change Aging and Retirement

Senior Man Writing at Home

There is not one person on the planet who hasn’t been affected by the Coronavirus. The virus started spreading in 2019 and continued to affect people globally throughout the year 2020. Traveling was halted, lockdowns prevailed, and the economy was disrupted as the world faced an unprecedented situation throughout the globe. Not only has the pandemic caused people to stay at home throughout the year, but it has also affected our lifestyle, changing it forever. Some people are referring to the current situation as “the new normal,” indicating that we will have to adapt to this situation as this might

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COVID19 Communication Advice to Aid Hearing Loss Sufferers

Doctor and senior woman wearing facemasks

With the pandemic set to continue for the foreseeable future and essential measures such as face masks and social distancing becoming a part of normal life, it’s made everyday activities more complicated for all of us. But for one group in particular the COVID19 prevention measures have caused even more disruption: those affected with hearing loss and deafness. Lip-reading and increased speaking volume are two methods hearing loss sufferers use to aid their conversational communication; and the new regulations unfortunately impede these greatly. But there are a few helpful tips that can be taken into account when communicating with someone

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As States Re-Open, Visitors to Nursing Homes Increase but Still Well Below Average

Caregiver helping senior woman

For seniors looking into housing options and nursing homes, some of the most commonly asked questions center around quality of life. Is the staff courteous and friendly? Is it kept clean and is the food good? And of course -- can you have visitors anytime? The very nature of nursing homes is people interacting with one another. Not only do seniors enjoy doing social activities together, some nursing homes are set up as households – small groups of residents living under the same roof with the same staff sharing meals and activities. But what was once a hallmark of senior

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Companion Care Fills Care Gaps During COVID-19

Doctor and senior man wearing facemasks

With independent, assisted, and memory care communities continuing policies of highly-structured, and minimal, to no-visitor policies during the COVID-19 pandemic, many families weigh the decision whether to bring mom or dad temporarily home or accept their isolation from loved ones. Both scenarios include unique challenges. Companion care – as an adjunct resource –can help ease anxiety and fill in the care gaps created by the COVID-19 crisis whether they are now at home or in a senior living community. Georgia-based, companion care company Angel Companions’ executive team made the decision to continue placing caregivers in both private homes and senior living

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