Holiday Celebrations and COVID-19

By- Lauren Rosier

The holidays are approaching us quickly and the COVID-19 pandemic is something that may alter our holiday gatherings this year. Holiday gatherings can be an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. However, this year, consider ways to modify your gatherings to reduce the spread of COVID-19 amongst your loved ones. Celebrating virtually or with only members of your household pose the lowest risk of spread. However, we realize that some will continue holding holiday gatherings. Here are a few

Use Each Sani-Cloth Hand Wipe Multiple Times Until Dry

By- Lauren Rosier

When using Sani-Cloth hand wipes, remember to use each sheet until it’s dry, and make sure to keep the canister lid closed until the next use. You may also want to take advantage of multi-use, reusable cloth wipes instead of paper towels. They are great because they are: Reusable, durable, dry cleaning cloths Superabsorbent and multi-purpose uses Machine washable, for multiple uses Rinse and reuse up to 20 times An alternative to paper towels, rags, and sponges A blog post

What Important Records and Financial Documents to Save

By- Antoinette LaPann

When it comes to important paperwork, sometimes it can be difficult to know what documents to save and why. From financial documents, insurance policies, to invoices and receipts, what do you need to hold onto and what can you toss? INSURANCE POLICIES Most insurance policies are different, but there are some that should be saved past their expiration date. Those may include auto, homeowners, and umbrella policies.  If you’ve picked up a lawsuit following an auto accident, a lawsuit that

Are You Disposing of Your Single-Use Mask Properly?

By- Christine Hughes

Single-use masks could be a coronavirus hazard if we don’t dispose of them properly. Many people have already been wearing masks for some time in a bid to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. Evidence has shown masks likely do reduce the spread of COVID-19, so wearing them is a good and ethical thing to do, but one conversation we’re not having enough is around how to safely dispose of single-use masks. Disposing of used masks or gloves incorrectly could risk

Masks: What’s the Deal and Why Should I Wear One?

By- Christine Hughes

Whether it’s the annual flu season or a pandemic like COVID-19, St. Anne’s understands the value of wearing masks and the impact they have on the health of our Residents and staff. Our campus has been closed to outside visitors since March, and since that time, masks have been required within our community. The importance of masks in reducing SARS-CoV2 infections in our communities is explained in the article below. What’s the Deal with Masks? Adapted from the article published

COVID-19 Risks: Know Them and Avoid Them

By- Christine Hughes

As counties in Pennsylvania and other states begin a phased reopening plan, many people are concerned about the continued spread of COVID-19 or another spike in cases. While health officials stress the importance of handwashing and wearing masks, we want to share highlights of an article that can guide you away from situations of high risk. COVID-19: The Risks – Know Them – Avoid Them Published on May 6, 2020 by Erin S. Bromage, Ph.D. Where are people getting sick?

How to be Environmentally-Friendly During a Pandemic

By- Christine Hughes

As we exercise our individual and collective responsibility to reduce viral transmissions to preserve human health, we can still exercise our responsibility to act for environmental health. We can use this solitary time to reassess our current habits and develop new ones that are better for the planet. Here are ways to take action for the planet while social distancing — we hope they’ll stick, even after our global health crisis subsides. Go plant-based and compost: When you’re stuck in

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

By- Christine Hughes

Notice to our Residents, Staff & Visitors: If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms and have recently traveled to or from anywhere within or outside the United States, please avoid visitation for 21 days. We are taking extra steps to protect our residents and staff from the coronavirus, a flu-like illness that originally developed in outside countries. Precautionary measures are being taken to prevent the spread of the virus. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)   Coronavirus FAQs   Q. What are coronaviruses? Human

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s: Which Is It?

By- Christine Hughes

Each January and February, senior living facilities often notice an increase in phone calls requesting information about admission requirements. Inquiries come from family members who have observed differences in a loved one’s personality, memory or daily routine during holiday visits. It’s common for family members to begin using both “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s” to describe their loved one’s changing state of mind, but the medical conditions are not the same. The article from AARP below will help caretakers begin to understand

Surviving the Holidays: Tips to Help Older Adults Savor the Season

By- Christine Hughes

We’ve all been there. While our vision for the holiday season is one of intimate gatherings, delicious meals and bliss, the reality can be much the opposite. The volume of activities, shifting of schedules, decadent food and potential for conflict can put added strain on the entire family. Especially older adults. If you’re an older adult, or if you care for someone who is, you can make the holidays more manageable by taking just a short amount of time to