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Virtual Funerals: A Reality We Must Face.

  As much of the world has been forced to adjust to the new normal, there is another new reality that we all must face. Virtual funerals.  It’s an unfortunate truth — while loved ones continue to pass away, whether from COVID-19 or not, we are pushed to find new ways to honor those who have died, in a non-congregate setting. When someone you love passes away – regardless of the circumstances – many of us may be tempted to dismiss the stay-at-home orders, the social distancing and group gathering guidelines, to come together to honor the life of the
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How to Provide Dementia Care during COVID-19 & Beyond

Caring for someone with dementia can be difficult under “typical” circumstances. With daily life so heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic, it is important to know how to continue to provide care for your loved one with dementia. Here are 5 considerations when caring for your loved one during COVID-19:   1. Encouraging safe hygiene practices The Alzheimer’s Association has stated that having dementia has shown no connection for increased risk of contracting COVID-19. However, certain dementia-related behaviors may lead a person with dementia to be more vulnerable. Help with Washing Hands in Dementia Care. A person with dementia may
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7 Ways Healthcare Workers Can Stay Sane During COVID-19

If you work in healthcare, chances are you know how to wash your hands and cover your cough. Your biggest challenge right now is to stay sane while meeting the increased demands of your work and home life.   Easy Tips for Staying Sane During the Coronavirus Pandemic No matter how you slice it, you’ve got a lot on your plate. As a healthcare worker, you need a quick dose of sanity to get you through your day. #1. Name your emotions. Working in healthcare, we often find ourselves pushing our own thoughts and feelings aside so we can focus
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Coronavirus Resources

On February 25, 2020 the Centers for Disease Prevention (CDC) issued an alert in regard to the Coronavirus also known as COVID-19. The spread of COVID-19 is thought to occur mostly from person-to person contact via respiratory droplets. Please see the following resources to learn more. CDC resources: What you need to know about COVID-19 What to do if you are sick with COVID-19 Stop the spread of germs Symptoms of COVID-19 Proper hand washing techniques Flowchart to identify and assess COVID-19    
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