Managing resident well-being is critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing restrictions on visitation have left many seniors feeling lonely or isolated. We know frontline staff are working tirelessly to keep them engaged and connected with people they care about. But despite everyone’s best efforts, the pandemic is taking a toll on mental health, and increasing depression and anxiety. Loneliness and depression have a profound negative impact on both quality of life and physical health and can lead to serious health challenges, such as increased risk for dementia, heart disease, and stroke.
We’re sharing three ways your consultant pharmacist can help with the mental health and well-being of your residents.
Watch this short video below about managing resident well-being.