As modern living as we know it is drastically changing during this pandemic, so is assisted living. Already, many of us are facing difficult decisions about whether someone we know should stay in an assisted living facility or be taken out due to the coronavirus crisis. (In Worcester, Massachusetts, the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center nursing home is moving residents to other nursing facilities to make room for recovering COVID-19 patients.) If you’re in the position of bringing someone to hunker down with you, is it even a good idea?
Here is our guidance as long-term care and medical experts, speaking partly based on our own experiences: