As the crisis around the coronavirus outbreak continues to escalate, safety is our highest priority. We want to make sure that all of our residents, loved ones, team members and community stakeholders know that we are doing everything we can to ensure Brandermill Woods remains secure.
In the past week, we have implemented rigorous social distancing measures as recommended by the CDC and other health authorities. We have also stepped up our cleaning and handwashing regimens above and beyond our already rigorous standards, and we are making sure team members who have any symptoms of illness remain home.
With these measures in place, we are also shifting our attention to social isolation, which affects seniors even under ordinary circumstances. One primary benefit to a senior living community is the social engagement, which we are committed to providing even during the crisis.
PBS News Hour recently published this article offering four tips for seniors to stay connected during the coronavirus outbreak. We recommend everyone read it and think about how you or someone you love may need support in the coming months. The highlights of the article are:
These are unprecedented times, but we are heartened by the stories from our residents. Many of them were born during the Great Depression and remember World War II, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the threat of nuclear war in the Cold War, and the turbulence following 9/11. Our residents have seen it all, and their spirit of determination inspires us all.
We will get through this crisis, together.