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Why You Shouldn’t Stop Your Assisted Living Search in Uncertain Times

By Senior Living

If you or someone in your family is considering an assisted living apartment or assisted living facility — you shouldn’t allow uncertainty to slow or stop your efforts to choose the best assisted living community. Why? For one thing, the clock is ticking on preserving your independence. Typically, the best assisted living communities have a waiting list for their assisted living homes and apartments. The average wait time is 6 months. And with the options of virtual tours and virtual visits available to you now, there’s no reason to let precious time slip away without making progress on your search.

To find out why you should continue your assisted living search, CLICK HERE.

Opening Up Our Community

By Senior Living

Federal and state governments are releasing plans to reopen the economy to essential business. While this is an encouraging sign to our country’s response to COVID-19, please know this process will be taken thoughtfully at Bayshore Hilton Head. We will implement a three-phased approach when reopening our community. Decisions for each phase will be based on state and regional criteria, advice from public health officials, and the health status of our community. 

We are all looking forward to the day when we can resume our lives as a community and gather with our friends, yet the health and safety of our residents and employees must remain our highest priority. From the beginning, we have taken on this challenge as a marathon rather than a sprint. There are no short cuts or easy answers to how we reduce our risk to COVID-19 and it’s as important as ever that we continue to remain focused on protecting ourselves and supporting each other. 

In the upcoming weeks, and until further notice, Bayshore Hilton Head will continue to follow the heightened precautionary measures currently in place. These practices include following social distancing protocol and restricting non-essential visitors. We understand the risks posed to our community from COVID-19 and remain committed to our processes. We’ll only begin to shift our protocols after we know our community is no longer at risk, and with careful consideration of the guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and local and state health departments. As the situation develops, and we make changes to our protocols, residents, employees and families will be notified first —but to reiterate, we will not be modifying our precautionary measures at this time. 

Thank you for your patience, your support, and for embodying that hopeful spirit that Bayshore Hilton Head is known for as we continue to navigate this process together. For detailed information regarding our community policies and updates to our reopening efforts, please contact our community directly. For more information regarding the national response efforts taken by LCS communities, visit https://www.lcsnet.com/covid-19-update/.

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Senior Care and Senior Living Technology Trends That Actually Help

By Senior Living

We’re all intimately aware of how much technology has changed our everyday world and continues to do so at an increasing pace. And while seniors can sometimes be slower to adopt new technologies, in many ways, they may have the most potential to be helped by technological innovations.

Some products have already started to make their mark, while others on the horizon could make a big difference in years to come. It’s hard to predict which technologies will be the most significant for seniors, but we have a few ideas about which senior living technology trends could play a role in how people age in the near future.

To learn more about technologies for seniors that are already making a difference in people’s lives and what the future of each may hold, CLICK HERE.

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Will Senior Living Communities Fully Adopt Telehealth Nursing?

By Senior Living

A lot of smart people have been searching for ways to make top-quality medical care more accessible, have lower costs, reduce hospitalizations and ease the strain on the healthcare system. Now, thanks to telehealth, it’s virtually possible.

For senior living communities or seniors who are living in their own homes, especially in rural areas, there are many advantages of telehealth nursing for seniors.

To learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of telehealth nursing, as well as its role in the future, CLICK HERE.

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Debunking Senior Living Myths

By Senior Living

There are a lot of myths out there about senior living communities. And if your only experience with a community was from several decades ago, some myths may seem easy to believe. The truth is, society has changed its ideas about aging, and senior living communities have changed right along with it.

This post will dispel common senior living myths and give you a better idea of the reality: seniors choose to move to a community to enhance their lifestyle and give themselves more freedom to do what they want to do. For a sampling of retirement myths and the truth, CLICK HERE.

Coronavirus Update – March 15, 2020

By Senior Living, Uncategorized

Hello Bayshore Hilton Head community,

The health and safety of residents living in our community is our top priority, and we are closely monitoring the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus (COVD-19). We understand that COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind, and we want to be communicative and transparent in the steps Bayshore Hilton Head is taking to prepare our community during this unprecedented event. Our team has been working tirelessly to prepare for possible scenarios related to COVID-19.

We’ve developed a series of precautionary steps that our community is implementing to help reduce everyone’s risk of COVID-19. Additionally, you can access updates at the following website.

Our community is:

  • Continuing to follow the guidance from both the CDC and local health authorities
  • Increasing the frequency and rigor of cleaning and sanitizing common community areas
  • Encouraging a temporary reduction in visitation and deliveries
  • Reducing on-site group social events and recreational activities
  • Reviewing our emergency preparedness and response program
  • Asking residents to communicate any travel plans
  • Coordinating best practices and across our large partner network
  • Making the CDC’s COVID-19 prevention resources and recommendations available to all residents

According to the CDC, many of our residents are at a higher risk for serious illness, and we’re providing all residents and their families with the most up-to-date guidance from the CDC and local health officials on the steps they can take to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

We are strongly encouraging all our residents to follow the CDC’s guidelines for individuals at higher risk, which includes:

  • Avoiding crowds and large social gatherings
  • Regularly cleaning and disinfecting personal spaces
  • Avoiding touching your face
  • Regularly washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Stay in your residence if you are showing flu-like symptoms or are sick with respiratory illness, including fever, and coughing

These are simple yet important steps that we should all be taking to protect ourselves and our community.

Our teams are staying in communication with local health officials and will share regular updates on COVID-19. For more the most up to date information and personal health recommendations, please visit the websites below:

Updates from LCS: https://www.lcsnet.com/covid-19-update/

COVID-19 Prevention Recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html

COVID-19 Symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html

What To Do If You Think You Are Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

 

 

 

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Understanding Your Rights as a Caregiver

By Senior Living

In 2015, 43.5 million family members, friends and neighbors helped care for someone 50 or over, according to a study by the National Association for Caregiving and AARP. While caregivers for seniors receive many emotionally rewarding benefits, they may also experience occasional feelings of anger, frustration, exhaustion, loneliness or sadness. But if you don’t care for yourself, you won’t be able to take care of anyone else.

To learn how to spot caregiver stress and burnout in yourself, offer some self-care suggestions for caregivers, provide an empowering caregiver bill of rights, as well as go over your legal rights as a caregiver, CLICK HERE.

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The Benefits of Continuing to Travel as a Senior

By Senior Living

As the saying goes, traveling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. And as a senior, you’ve earned your time to travel. The world’s a beautiful place, and we all should see as much of it as we can in our lifetime.

Best of all, there are many benefits of travel for seniors. Add it to the list, among proper diet and exercise, of keys to a long and healthy life. You may travel simply for enjoyment or the desire to do something different, but along the way, you’ll relieve day-to-day stress, meet new people, broaden your horizons, and improve your outlook on life in general.

To learn about the many benefits of traveling as a senior, CLICK HERE.

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A Community of Individuals: 2020 Senior Living Trends

By Senior Living

Baby boomers are set to become some of the most educated, savvy and individualistic seniors the industry has seen. 2020 will see a popularity spike for products, services and even community locations that enable older adults to retain more control over their surroundings and daily activities. Technology will focus on preventing and monitoring health conditions in an attempt to avoid independence-impacting crises. And living spaces will be chosen and designed to create flexibility and facilitate choice. To learn about senior living trends to look out for in 2020, CLICK HERE.

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Retire to a Community You Love by Ensuring it Matches Your Interests

By Senior Living

Deciding where to retire takes more consideration than opening a map, closing your eyes, and letting your finger be your guide. But no matter where you end up, your destination should put a smile on your face and a gleam in your eye, says Steve Gurney, founder of The Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook. “And the way to get that is by having a purpose in life,” he says. “Where we live should be a tool to make it easier to engage in this purposeful activity.”

To help you uncover what to look for in a retirement community, and to learn about 10 factors that could turn a city, town, or suburb into a retirement destination that meets your unique needs, CLICK HERE.