Healthcare professionals say that during this pandemic the virus isn’t the only thing impacting the elderly.
The isolation that comes along with social distancing is impacting their mental health as well.
Some nursing homes are working to keep their residents social.
The team at Elmcroft Senior Living is working to come up with creative ways of bringing the outside world to their residents while keeping them safe.
“We have our secure memory care unit that cares to those with dementia and Alzheimer’s,that really need that secure home like atmosphere the key word being secure really just catering to them and keeping them safe putting families at ease, knowing that their loved ones are safe 24 hours a day 7 days a week.”
Officials say keeping active,physically and socially. Can help seniors with their mental health during the pandemic.