Thriving, not just surviving: Don’t let pandemic exacerbate seniors’ social isolation

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Sheltering in place has presented time and the impetus for extended families to reconnect virtually, and – after the lockdown is lifted – hopefully reverse the trend of social isolation for older adults.

We are now a couple of months into the pandemic crisis, and it’s pretty clear that unless you live on a remote island in the Pacific, the virus has affected your “normal” way of life in significant ways, from the devastating to the merely annoying.

Staying on top of your mental health during the pandemic

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Los Altos psychiatrist Danielle Kamis suggests journaling as an outlet during the required shelter-in-place period.

The coronavirus pandemic presents new, and even frightening, challenges that many people have never previously experienced. Our daily routines have been markedly disrupted, leading to ever-increasing levels of anxiety and stress physically, mentally and financially.

Los Altos Sub-acute to offer regular virus updates

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Altos Sub-acute and Rehabilitation Center plans to provide weekly updates that include the number of residents or staff that have tested positive for the coronavirus and steps the facility is taking to mitigate risks and improve safety. 

Stanford doctor launches survey to predict COVID-19 spread

Dr. Lawrence “Rusty” Hofmann saw the relatively sparse number of Americans tested for COVID-19 and concluded, as many have, “What we’re doing right now just isn’t working.”  

Telehealth video visits offer pain relief while at home

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While some physical therapy clinics choose to remain open right now, PhysioFit is slowing the spread of the virus and protecting neighbors, loved ones and first-line medical providers by offering clients video visits.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a growing global concern unlike anything that’s ever been seen. In response to this uncertain and unprecedented event, people are encouraged to slow the spread of the virus by practicing social distancing.

A parent’s survival guide to home-schooling

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While much attention is paid to how children are adapting to their new virtual learning setups, parents also are affected as they work to provide support and stability.

With an estimated 50% of Americans mandated to work from home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and the majority of public schools closed, many working parents are navigating an unprecedented reality – adjusting to remote working and home-schooling their children.

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