Tens of thousands of assisted living communities across the nation are celebrating National Assisted Living Week from September 13th-19th. This year’s theme is “Caring is Essential.”
About National Assisted Living Week
National Assisted Living Week celebrates the essential care provided in assisted living facilities. The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) created National Assisted Living Week in 1995 to recognize the role of assisted living in the US. This annual week celebrates the individuals served by assisted living communities and aims to educate the public about this type of long term care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Staying in Touch
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visiting restrictions are in place at many assisted living communities to protect residents. Older adults and those with underlying health conditions are especially vulnerable. Here are some ways to continue to stay in contact with your loved ones during this time:
- Use alternative communication methods such as phone, video, or social media to check in.
- Ensure that the facility has your emergency contact information.
- Remind your loved ones that there is a high potential for scammers during this pandemic. Encourage them to exercise extra caution.
- Consider writing letters, stopping by for a window visit, or even setting up a car parade to celebrate National Assisted Living Week safely.
If you suspect that your loved one has experienced abuse in an assisted living facility, here’s what you should be aware of. As always, if you think that there is immediate danger, call 911.
If your loved one has suffered from elder abuse, contact the Schuerman Law office today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.