Top 2020 Changes 😎 We Made Due to COVID

I have heard so much said about this year. 2020 has really kicked us in the keester. Never have I said “this is unreal, surreal” so many times before this year. That is saying a lot since I, myself have had cancer, lost a child and my father. That all being said I will say it again. There is literally nothing about this year that is normal.

Maybe that is the one great thing to remember about 2020. Can you name all of the “new” things you have done this year that has never happened before. What about all of the things you completely stopped doing? Here is a short list below. Feel free to go to our Facebook and Instagram Page and include your own 2020 firsts.

  1. The gas I saved. (Literally 100’s of dollars saved)
  2. The calls I made.
  3. Zoom (need I say more)
  4. Grocery Shopping as an event (since there wasn’t anything else to do)
  5. Grocery Shopping Pick-Up (Okay I had embraced this in 2019 but most of you started it this year)
  6. Stopped eating out (Like I relearned how to pack my own lunch. Which is both an art form and a healthy option. Not to mention the money I saved)
  7. Learned how to teach my kids. (Which for me was a low point, but hey we did it)
  8. Cleaned (Like nooks, crannies and boxes were sorted)
  9. Donated the old (I know I wasn’t alone because the donation lines went on for days)
  10. Movie night nearly every day. (We even got into watching movies in other languages)
  11. Learning apps (language, meditation, yoga, motivational – you name it, we did it)
  12. Alternatives to TP (Our house managed to stock up right before the crazy started, but it was luck)

Where is Grandma During the Pandemic?

Changes in the world have been happening at rapid fire this year. It has caused the whole world to pause and reflect on priorities, necessities, what has been taken for granted. What did the grandmas in the world do and was it any different then the rest of us? It begged the question where was grandma during the pandemic?

Talking to grandma

After interviewing several “grandmas” in the world of COVID here is what I learned.

  1. Yard work became a focus – The biggest challenge with the yardwork is not being able to get support from others when/if needed. Even if there were people available the fear had grandmas holding back to get the help. I have heard story after story of yardwork taking the whole day.
  2. Healthcare use became a challenge – Seniors had to debate using technology for virtual visits to going in and risking exposure. I heard a 50/50 split on what happened. Several tech companies offered services to set up and support the grandmas to getting in to virtual appointments. Several grandmas I interacted with ended up with dehydration and urinary tract infections during this time. That is already a problem in seniors but many delayed going to or seeing the physician when they known symptoms.
  3. Embracing Technology – The haters out there in the senior world that liked human interaction became comfortable with being taught how to see people on their phones and computers. Zoom training was at an all time. I literally talked nearly 50 people through the steps to go on facetime, zoom, facebook live and just using a video component on the phone. Those that were done with it suddenly found themselves experts.
  4. Open Windows – One of the most beautiful changes I saw with the grandmas was the interaction they had with the rest of us. Open windows were cleaned and hands to the window became the voice of the nation. Signs and pictures and treats were passed like never before. Video after video of men and women on their open porches talking, singing and playing instruments to the whole neighborhood. We remembered the very basic of human needs and interacted in such a special way.
  5. Human Love – The desire to interact with one another brought the most beautiful of connections. I saw it with seniors in a Hobby Lobby Parking Lot knitting together in a circle 6 feet apart. I saw treats and gifts handed out and created by seniors for healthcare, neighbors and the needy. I saw grandmas making food for the less fortunate. I was never more proud of the human race. Grandmas were respected and acknowledged by the masses as needing to be kept safe.

COVID 19 and Searching for Care Solutions

COVID 19, Coronavirus

First we want to commend our leaders by talking about the heart of the problem with regards to COVID 19 being protecting our seniors. I love that they said during a news conference we are protecting your Grandma. That is absolutely the truth. Let’s all be mindful that we are in fact protecting your and my grandma. We do not want to inadvertently expose or spread an illness to someone who is at risk.

In light of this we will be ensuring the safety of our community but assisting our seniors with our wonderful support and approach. You can search for care without exposing anyone through our customized experiences we have had in place for our ill seniors for years.

We can perform virtual and bedside tours. Implementation and screening and wonderful support away from the risk makes you succeed. We have been performing these support services for many years so you will be able to get what you need and protecting our seniors.

Complete our free online intake or call us and we will perform a telephone assessment, provide detailed instructions and tours as well as set up all the next steps.

Touring will currently be very complex and complicated in an already stressful and complicated process. We want to be your guide and support.

  1.  Call us to determine where to start.
  2.  We provide education to you allowing you to have reduced stress.
  3.  We screen the facilities protecting you.
  4.  We set up your virtual tour and introductions to the facilities that have availability.
  5.  Once you have a connection we help set up the evaluation and admission.
  6.  Our nurse will provide telephonic follow up.

Let’s do this together!

We know that finding the right care solution can feel like an overwhelming task. Fill out our quick online intake and we can help guide you!


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