Playing hallway bingo at this nursing home while social distancing, what a great idea!
“Amy Carrier is a foundation director with a long-distance spouse and a 74-year old mother, who has Alzheimer’s and lives with her.
Even on a normal day, her life is complicated. Amy employs two private-pay caregivers to assist her mother while she is at work, managing a team of ten at the Oregon State University Foundation. When she gets home, she takes over: making dinner, managing medications, and helping with small tasks like choosing clothes and operating the television. Her husband lives and works in New Rochelle, New York.
In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, her life has become that much more complex.
Like many people, Amy is working from home, at least until the end of April and perhaps longer. Her husband is self-quarantined in New York. One of her mother’s caregivers has a sick child, so can’t come in. Not surprisingly, Amy feels overwhelmed… “
“Even in ordinary times, the 74,000 unpaid family caregivers in Wyoming face a daunting set of daily tasks. Oftentimes with little or no training, they may be responsible for wound care, tube feedings, dressing, managing the finances and medical bills of their loved ones, transportation and more.
Of course, these are no ordinary times.
The coronavirus pandemic has complicated the lives of family caregivers, especially those with older loved ones who are most susceptible to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. It has added fear, anxiety and isolation to an already-stressful situation. Here in Wyoming, routines have been upended as communities cope with this disease…”
“SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Dozens of California National Guard soldiers were at the Sacramento Food Bank boxing up food and making sure it gets out to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s not your usual military uniform. Aside from the camouflage, some have masks and gloves. But the mission is the same.
“We’re here to really support our public, trying to get these canned goods out to those who need it most,” Jonathan Shiroma, of the National Guard, said.
While many have been deployed all over the world Shiroma admits this is uncharted territory.
“In all my deployments, I’ve done humanitarian efforts in Kosovo, in the former Yugoslavia, I’ve been deployed to Iraq, but what we’re doing here is a first,” Shiroma said….”