Please be assured that Bristol House is taking the coronavirus and COVID-19 threat very seriously. To keep residents and staff from contracting or spreading the coronavirus, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has advised senior living communities to temporarily suspend visitation to facilities — this includes Bristol House. For answers, call 215-491-1501 or click here to read more about our protective policies.
The Bucks County area has many wonderful attractions and places to visit for people of all ages. However, any place can be threatening for a person with dementia. One significant danger for a person with dementia is the possibility of him or her wandering off without notice and often without proper clothing, medicine, or other essentials. An estimated 60% of people with dementia will wander off at some point. A person with Alzheimer’s may not remember his or her name or address and can become disoriented and not know where they are or where they are going.
Bristol House Memory Care takes every precaution when it comes to resident safety. If your loved one is still living at home, and because we can never know to whom or when this might happen, it is good to take preventive measures now, as well as to be prepared if your loved one should disappear out the door. Here are some suggestions from Alzheimer’s and Dementia Weekly and Alzheimer’s Association.
Being a caregiver is a challenge in and of itself. The current pandemic has made travel and visitation difficult, leaving many caregivers wondering how to meet the needs of their loved ones — even wondering if they are meeting their needs, as well as their own needs. Many times, caregivers feel they occasionally need caregivers of their own.
Local agencies are available in the Bucks County area that can help take the stress out of worrying if your loved one is being taken care of when you can’t be there.
We all know that personal, face-to-face contact (and lots of hugs!) creates the best environment for nurturing loving relationships. The COVID-19 restrictions that are currently in place in Pennsylvania make it difficult for patients who may not quite understand what is going on. Older folks, especially those with Alzheimer's and dementia issues, suffer most from isolation and fear.