How to Boost Your Loved One’s (and Your Own) Morale During COVID-19

Social distancing is critical in preventing the spread of COVID-19, but higher-risk populations, including the elderly, are more prone to the negative effects of extended periods of isolation as they exercise extra precaution. Loneliness, depression and even some physical symptoms are tied to long durations of isolation. On top of these effects, the constant worry Read More

5 Ways to Stay Motivated During Social Distancing

Getting used to living in isolation is hard enough, but finding ways to stay motivated and connected can be exhausting. Even as Minnesota’s stay-at-home order is beginning to lift and shops and restaurants slowly start to open, many people will choose to stay home with the health and well-being of their friends and family in Read More

Getting Your Affairs in Order

You never know what the future may hold, and the COVID-19 crisis adds another layer of uncertainty. In times like this, it becomes clear how important it is to have your affairs in order. Contemplating end-of-life concerns can be overwhelming at first, but knowing you are prepared can provide peace of mind. Planning for the Read More

Navigating Virtual Health Visits

Many hospitals, health centers and clinics have new policies in place to keep patients and staff safe during this pandemic like our partners at Fairview Health Services. They may be using technology like virtual care and telehealth for non-emergency visits, so you can see a doctor online or via phone or video chat. If you’re Read More

Our Updated Safety Procedures in Response to COVID-19

The safety of our residents and staff members who live and work in our communities is our top priority at Cherrywood Pointe and Ebenezer. We have made some changes in our operation to maintain the safety of our communities. First and foremost, we are actively screening all staff and restricting entry to those who exhibit Read More

7 Tips to Help You Stay Connected During Social Distancing

Staying connected during the age of social distancing can be very difficult, especially if you’re not used to technology. Whether you are living in an assisted living center, a nursing home, with a caregiver/family member, or on your own, there are many ways you can help yourself through this difficult time of isolation, even if Read More

How to Support a Loved One When You Can’t Be There

In this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, our lives have been altered by quarantines, travel restrictions, a widespread shutdown of businesses and social distancing. Although these lifestyle changes can benefit society by decreasing the spread of the coronavirus, they are disruptive and difficult to adapt to in daily life, especially if you’re separated from Read More

Keep Moving During Social Isolation: Tips for Staying Active

The coronavirus is disruptive to many areas of our daily life — including exercise and fitness routines. Many fitness centers and pools are closed to the public, and group classes in our communities or fitness groups are on hold while social distancing guidelines are in place. While it might be tempting to take time off, Read More