04/16/2020 As I’m sure you have heard, Governor Walz has extended our Stay at Home order until May 4. Well, at least that’s the plan for most Minnesotans.
Those of us who have a family member who is medically complex or care for a medically complex person know that we are not suddenly going to integrate into regular society when most other Minnesotans do. Those of us with a medically complex person in our lives know that every single person we come in contact with could have Covid-19, and through that contact, we could bring it to a vulnerable person. We can’t risk it. So relax into the idea that we are in this for the long haul.
I hope that you have found some of the wonderful resources available for the Stay at Home time we are in. Here are some of my favorites
- Google your favorite singer, and s/he probably has a free living room concert available on YouTube or FaceBook
- see Andrea Bocelli’s free concert this Sunday – https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/a32106751/how-to-watch-andrea-bocelli-easter-concert/
- watch Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in their home studio https://www.facebook.com/GarthBrooks/videos/1960538097414722/
- Watch free virtual tours of famous museums https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
- Andrew Lloyd Weber is releasing a free musical each weekend https://www.andrewlloydwebber.com/the-shows-must-go-on/
- I like coloring mandalas in the evening to relax. Here are some free pages you can print at home. https://mondaymandala.com/m
Communities of Care has developed a self-monitoring protocol for our nurses and families. We have also developed a 4-tier protocol for nurse masking depending on whether they work in another setting in addition to our home care case. If you are a nurse or work at another agency and would like to review our protocols, contact me.
We will all get through this together.