Pandemic has seniors and caregivers rethinking continuing care

Jan 05, 2021

The ACCA would like to share a CBC article originally published in December 2020 that outlines how loved ones are looking for alternatives to CC amid COVID-19 cases and outbreaks.

ACCA Executive Director Wayne Morishita is quoted in a statement noting that there has been a decline in the amount of new residents moving in to facilities, which he says is likely due to the pandemic.

"There are a number of reasons for this trend, including families choosing to look after loved ones in their own homes, necessary pandemic restrictions that limit family access, and the financial challenges facing Albertans," Morishita said.

"Due to current provincial restrictions on visitors to sites to help control the spread of infection, potential residents and their families may have to rely on virtual tours rather than onsite visits."

He added that the new vaccines are providing some hope.

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