Some residents may be having a harder time coping with isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. University of Texas Health’s Carmel Dyer warned that prolonged isolation can cause seniors’ immune systems to decline and reduce chemical stimulation in the brain, leading to depression. They may want to sleep all of the time, be eating less, and […]
Decatur House is interested in caring for seniors, supporting families, and discovering and sharing resources about eldercare with the greater community.
June 1, 2020— There are many heroes at Decatur House. You’ll find them throughout the house, preparing meals in the kitchen, running activities in the living room, serving residents in the dining room, lending hands in the hallways, and of course, delivering personalized care to residents wherever they are. Though all of our employees are […]
What/Who is Ava? Ava is a mobile intelligent robot on loan to us, for the month of May, from our partners at ACD Direct, iRobot and Cisco. She offers HD videoconferencing along with full-fidelity audio as well as intelligent, autonomous navigation. Our hope is that Ava will provide a more immersive and simpler way to connect our residents to their […]
A virus that lurks but does not enter— In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Decatur House, along with most of the rest of the business world, is having to implement unprecedented restrictions, adaptations, and modifications to company policies and procedures. Deliveries of food and medication left in the front vestibule are quickly unpacked, sanitized and […]
Each of us, at any age, has the right to be treated in a caring and respectful way. At Decatur House, providing excellent care for our residents is top of our minds, every day. And as we want to deliver that care in the most respectful and inclusive way possible it’s important to acknowledge and […]
AL caregivers often develop deep, emotional, and personal bonds with residents and are more likely than any other type of caregiver to develop that bond near the end of the resident’s life, when they are most physically or emotionally compromised. As an AL caregiver you enter into someone’s life, help them through what could be […]