Not everyone thrilled about relaxed COVID-19 guidance for nursing homes
HOUSTON – Some folks are pumping the brakes on new relaxed federal guidance for family and friends visiting nursing homes. Thompson believes this type of guidance should not come until the nation has reached “herd immunity,” where about 85% of the population has been vaccinated. Or even take them with them.”Medical experts say the relaxed guidance is a sign the pandemic’s spread is slowing significantly. AdShay Tatum said since the onset of COVID-19 none of their 65 residents has contracted the virus and they want to keep it that way. Visitors are also discouraged from seeing residents who have COVID-19 or are in quarantine after having been exposed to the virus.
Residents at local senior living facility receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
HOUSTON – As residents lined up at The Farrington at Tanglewood Friday morning, Marjorie Mcconn asked, “Am I number 1?”Mcconn was the first resident to get her dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Mcconn said her husband is in heaven now but was the Mayor of Houston from 1978 to 1982. She was one of more than 70 residents and staff at the location to get their vaccine Friday and she said it was easy. He commented on how he was feeling about having pharmacists come to their home to give them the vaccine. Marci Walters, the director of sales and marketing, also got her first dose of the shot.
Red Flags: Here are ways to spot signs of dementia
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Month. While getting diagnosed early on can offer a better outcome, it’s often hard to recognize the signs. Alzheimer’s disease robs people of their memories, their abilities, and their personalities. One of the most obvious signs is memory loss, but it’s forgetfulness that disrupts daily life, such as repeatedly forgetting important events or asking questions again and again. Someone with early dementia might also try to cover up their problems or lie if you confront them.
One Good Thing: 109-year-old woman receives honorary degree from University of Tennessee as birthday surprise
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. A 109-year old woman from Chattanooga received a high honor from the University of Tennessee for her birthday. Halie Forstner was a freshman at the college in 1930 but had to leave after one year, due to financial reasons. The university chancellor and the head of the History Department surprised Forstner with an honorary college degree, and a certificate that made her honorary president of the schools history club. Its such a surprise and just a plain little girl from the mountains and having all this happen to me. Its wonderful, Forstner said.
One Good Thing: Family asks for birthday cards for 105-year-old woman
MOLENA, Ga. – A family in Georgia is asking for your help to wish a very special member of their family Happy Birthday. Helen Mangham is turning 105 years old in August but her big birthday bash where more than 100 friends and family members were invited had to be canceled. Mangham’s family said she loves receiving mail and she also loves collecting cards. If you’d like to send her a card, you can mail it to Pam Vickers at 257 Wallie Rd., Molena, Georgia, 30258.
These engagement-style photos of elderly couples will make you smile, guaranteed
A London-based photographer specializes in engagement-style photos of elderly couples, and the results are simply stunning. But also when I started to volunteer for this beautiful charity in the UK (called) Contact The Elderly,” Setia said. That’s what I love capturing about them.”Photo used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographySee? Setia told CTV that it’s really funny to see the elderly couples’ reactions, when she asks to shoot photos of them. Photo used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyAll photos copyright Sujata Setia/But Natural Photography[ READ NEXT: A woman posted online for a man needing a friend.
7 things you should consider when choosing a nursing home
Choosing a nursing home is a challenging decision to make for you and your loved one. You need to know what your family can actually affordTo consider: Before choosing a nursing home it is important to determine what your family can afford. Advice: “For a nursing home, you have to have a medical need, because nursing homes are the only arrangements that are actually required to have a certified nurse on staff” Fredriksen said. Visit the facility and make sure you are talking to the staffA tip: Part of the process of choosing a nursing home should include visits to the facility. This is who to visit with: Brown said you need to meet with the facility’s director of nursing and the certified nursing assistants.