What Nursing Homes Will Look Like In a Post-Pandemic World

What Nursing Homes Will Look Like In a Post-Pandemic World

As the world slowly recovers from COVID-19 and those who choose to become vaccinated do, life will begin to look more and more like what we consider normal in the coming months. We won’t speculate how much the pandemic will have had an effect on all of our futures, but it’s safe to say that some of our behaviors and habits we developed as a result of the pandemic are here to stay.

Take nursing homes, for example. With aging and immune-compromised residents, nursing homes and other similar senior living facilities, maintaining health and safety will continue to be of paramount importance. Let’s cover a few ways that will likely happen.

Frequent Cleaning and Disinfecting

The time when cleaning was limited to the night shift is over. Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of high-traffic areas is here to stay, especially at nursing homes. This high attention to cleaning will keep both residents and their guests safe, leading to increased peace of mind as residents live out their golden years.

Continued Virtual Visit Options

Some people will never feel safe again. Others may experience uncertainty from time to time. That’s why the smart companies will continue to offer virtual visit options for the foreseeable future. When it comes to nursing homes, examples include virtual visits for basic medical checkups (that aren’t able to be completed on site) and virtual tour options. That’s not saying in-person visits will be going away, but virtual visit options will continue to be offered.

More Protective Infrastructure

The way nursing homes design their facilities and operate will look different in the future than it has in the past. There may be limited shared rooms where large groups can gather, for example. Staff members should also receive dedicated training to help mitigate the spread of infectious diseases to give residents added peace of mind. Overall, a more protective infrastructure will be in place if anything similar to COVID-19 happens again.

Better Communication

Lastly, communication will continue to be improved across the board. The pandemic taught a lot of us how to use virtual meeting software and messaging apps, and we’ll continue to use them. Furthermore, communications from nursing home staff to residents will be increased, as everyone likes to be more informed. That will continue to be the case moving forward.

Nursing homes will continue to be a safe haven for our retired friends and family in a post-pandemic world. If you’d like a tour of The Glen, schedule a tour with us today.