Nursing Homes fight Mental Health Impact
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Healthcare Professionals say Coronavirus is not the only aspect of this Pandemic affecting Seniors. Their mental health is also taking a toll. Here is how nursing homes are monitoring the Virus while also keeping residents social. The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused teams to get creative with their activities. The CDC reports there's an increased risk of seniors struggling with isolation and depression especially now. However, many are unlikely to talk about it. What's more is "Emotional Instability" could lead to trouble with conditions like Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Stroke. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the best way to combat these threats is by keeping active physically and socially. Through video calls, window or drive-by visits, and even 30 minutes of exercise daily. The team at Elmcroft Senior Living is working around the clock to improvise ways to bring the outside world inside for their residents while still protecting them.