We are following the latest guidelines from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as well as other national and state agencies, which were put in place March 14 to protect those over 60 years old. As a result, only essential individuals are allowed into our communities. Essential individuals are defined as Touchmark staff, emergency personnel (police/fire), health care/other workers supporting residents, and selective family members with loved ones in end-of-life stages.
This page was last updated on 4/4/2020.
Keeping spirits high
In the midst of this global pandemic, it is normal to feel uncertainty. Studies show that being optimistic leads to people being happier and less prone to depression. By directing our thoughts and activities we can make a choice. Choose positivity and happiness through the following methods:
- Keep a journal. Begin with five things for which you are most thankful. Focus on using positive words; enjoy, beautiful, believe, happy, calm, upbeat, etc.
- Change your mindset. Look at and smell the signs of spring instead of focusing on the clouds. Without rain, there would be no flowers.
- Shift your activities. Color, play a game, or listen to music instead of watching hours of news that causes stress and negative thoughts.
- Find positive people. Surround yourself with friends and family that lift you up. Laughter is free medicine.
Touchmark has created the below FAQ to make it easier for people to find the latest information about changes within our communities, as we work with national, state, and local health agencies and professionals to combat COVID-19.