Visiting senior loved ones during the holidays
Visiting senior loved ones any time of year carries with it a plethora of important questions to take into consideration. How can I make the most of my visit with my loved ones? What activities and socialization opportunities are taking place in senior living environments? How can I protect my loved one from illness during the colder months? Now, with COVID-19, there are even more questions that may arise when considering a visit with your loved ones living in Assisted Living or memory care communities like Melody Living Lake in the Hills.
Our senior living care team have a few recommendations below to assist you as you plan for your visit this holiday season. However, we do encourage you to feel free to give us a call with any specific questions related to your loved ones living in our care or if you are considering Melody Living as a new home for you or a loved one, we are more than happy to put your mind at ease by sharing our policies and procedures to create a safe and secure environment, year round.
Plan Your Visit Ahead of Time
Planning a visit well in advance allows for you and your loved one to enjoy an experience that is well thought out, anticipated and comfortable for everyone. As many loved ones are scheduling visits in advance, this also ensures that your visit is on our calendar. Waiting until the last minute, might not ensure a day/time that best fits your schedule or your loved ones’ schedule.
Our community is doing everything that we can to ensure a safe experience for our community members, staff and visitors. Please create a list of questions now that you can call or email us about so that you can arrive with peace of mind. This also helps set the expectation of what you will experience when you arrive. Please arrive prepared with masks for all entering our building, avoid visiting if you or anyone in your family has been ill or is feeling ill. We do take temperatures and perform wellness checks with all visiting family members ahead of time, so please understand that you may be asked to leave if you appear unwell for the safety of our community members. We also ask that you follow all procedures set forth by our team of care professionals.
Experience our Visitation Room
Our community was designed with a visitation room well before COVID-19 ever took place. Which means we are well-equipped with an environment that takes the safety and wellness of you and your loved ones into consideration all the way down to the foundation of our building. When you arrive, you and your loved ones will be directed to our visitation room where you can enjoy spending quality time with your loved one in a safe and private atmosphere. Our room has a clear safety partition that adds an extra layer of reassurance during your visit.
Personalize Your Visit
We know that things are different now and understand the uncertainty but also the opportunity to creatively celebrate with loved ones during your visits. Here are a few ideas to consider when you visit a loved one during the holidays at Melody Living Lake in the Hills.