Considering Assisted Living During the Covid-19 Pandemic

June 1, 2020


This is a precarious time for senior citizens.  Staying safe and limiting exposure is of utmost importance while balancing the need for assistance with many basics of living.  Going to the grocery store or refilling a prescription now pose a challenge for those who should not be taking these risks.  Family and friends can oftentimes assist with these errands, but if they are immuno-compromised they may need to stay home as well.  The other concern is those family and friends that are not socially distancing whether it be due to their line of work or lack of understanding.

Additional challenges can include finding help for maintenance, housekeeping, or personal care such as bathing and dressing.  It is times like these that can cause “comfortable at home” to become “neglected at home”, especially when the senior is feeling the effects of solitude and isolation.

There has been plenty of news coverage about outbreaks in community care settings.  These stories are scary, but it is important to remember that 97% of Assisted Living Communities in Oregon remain free of the Coronavirus.  Communities are following very strict guidelines to keep their residents safe. 

If you or a loved one is considering making a move, here are some reasons to consider Raleigh Hills Assisted Living.  We are providing:

  • All meals prepared and delivered

  • Prescriptions ordered and delivered to the community

  • 24 hour awake staff to assist with any needs

  • RN to oversee care

  • Maintenance staff available

  • Transportation to medical appointments or coordinating Doctor visits by phone or video

  • Housekeeping and Laundry services

  • Safe contact occurring multiple times a day during:

    • Medication pass(es)

    • Assistance for care needs

    • Hydration pass(es)

    • Meal Delivery

    • Activity packet delivery

    • Happy Hour cart 2x/week

    • Garbage pickup

If you or a loved one is needing a safe place to “Stay Home” during this time, please reach out to us to schedule a virtual visit or in-depth phone discussion.

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