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Old 02-08-2018, 09:05 PM
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Several residents at the assisted living home where my mother resides had the flu last week. Mo mother was not one of the sick ones. So they quarantined them all to their rooms. No dining room, game room, movie theater.....They needed to stop the spread of flu. Meals were served in their individual apartments. Anyway it worked. They have all tested negative to the flu now and are back to regular routines.


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Old 02-08-2018, 11:24 PM
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Glad they were proactive and got it under control!
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Old 02-09-2018, 12:08 AM
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It seems like a cruel thing to confine them to their rooms, but I am glad it proved to be a successful way to handle the crisis. There are times when people need to make sacrifices and that certainly is a small one when you consider the benefits.
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:55 AM
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Good thinking on their part. The assisted living where my mom was a few years ago did that too. It worked. Boring for the residents, but kept many more healthy, including my mom. Glad your mom is ok.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:07 AM
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An entire veteran's home near me was entirely quarantined. The healthy and the sick were pretty much trapped for a week.


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Old 02-09-2018, 05:12 AM
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Thatís standard practice around here when the flu is going around.

It is the best way to protect them, especially since they can die so easily from the flu or complications caused by the flu.
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:17 AM
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I agree that it is standard practice here where my mom lives. There have been flu outbreaks in the past years but none this year. I believe because they were very proactive in encouraging and actually giving flu shots.

My mom hated being confined but understood why. She had that nasty coughing virus going around and confined herself.

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Old 02-09-2018, 07:23 AM
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Standard operating procedure in my mom's assisted living, but it's usually for norovirus rather than flu. They also give flu shots to both residents and staff.

If they "quarantine", they also limit visitors. They don't forbid visitors, but they definitely let them know of the illnesses going around and post signs that any sick people should NOT visit.

During any quarantine, the common areas, dining room, kitchen, etc. are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.

The whole time of isolation is rather lonely for the residents, but they usually understand why it is necessary.
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:44 PM
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Your mom is obviously in a good facility! They knew what they had to do and jumped on it to nip the problem in the bud!

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