According to the Yale School of Public Health, regular phone calls or emails may provide the most solace for people living in long-term care facilities. This includes remote calls, and phone calls while visiting at a facility window.
Industry leaders are stressing that nursing homes and other long-term care operators should practice caution this holiday season to prevent setbacks on progress made earlier this year to reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The entire McKnight’s Long-Term Care News team would like to wish everyone a healthy and happy holiday season. We are glad to have traveled the incredible newsy journey that has been 2017 with you, and we look forward to doing it again for a 39th year in 2018.
“At Levindale, to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Chanukah, the eight-day Festival of Lights, we light the menorah, community choirs sing, and we have intergenerational programs. Our residents show off their talents by playing Chanukah songs on the piano or playing the bells in the Bell Tones choir. Of course, we also have a Chanukah party with potato latkes (pancakes), reminiscing and more singing!”