Due to Covid 19, many LTCF are placing their residents into social distancing with no visitors allowed.
We are a wonderful large gated facility with great staffing and wonderful residents. We have no positive cases. We have independent living, assisted living and healthcare at our facility. In healthcare section, our resident's age average mid 90's with many over 100.
We currently have no communal dining. Socializing is not doable at 6 feet apart since most are HOH. Masks are to be worn which causes communication to be even more difficult. Ultimately it is causing weight loss, anger, sadness etc. Plus the confused are getting more confused. Couples, living in separate areas, can't see each other on top of no family visitation. Many can't explain why but it is obvious the toll the quarantine is taking.
Anyone else seeing this? Are we risking their health in other ways to keep them safe from the virus? Staff is very proactive at trying to keep everyone in good spirits but it does not replace their family visits and their socializing with each other.