Special Edition: Stories of Care
This special edition series of Provider Daily is designed to keep Provider subscribers abreast of positive news in the long term care profession. To share your stories of care, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many high school seniors are looking for guidance in lieu of graduation ceremonies that have been cancelled due to coronavirus. One school in Alabama created a “Senior to Senior” service project where students reach out to long term care residents to see what advice they have for entering adult life. “Kind of brighten our seniors’ world a little bit and at the same time be a blessing to those senior citizens as well,” said the Vice Principal.
A mother with an aunt and uncle in a Nebraska nursing home organized a group to brighten up the patients’ day with window paintings. The group even got creative with writing messages in “mirror” so residents could read them from inside the building.
Loran recorded a message of support for long term care residents, saying “stick in there” for now they will be allowed to have visitors soon. If you would like to record a message of support, please visit carenotcovid.com.
A local community advocate asked city hall to collect unused tablets and smartphones to donate to local long term care centers. “We just have to be neighborly and have some humanity during this crisis right now,” he said. If you or someone you know would like to donate to a local long term care center, please visit carenotcovid.com/donate.