COVID-19 has recently begun to directly impact the two nursing homes where I provide psychological services each week. Both residents and staff members have tested positive at these nursing homes.
I am very high risk for the development of serious complications of COVID-19, given my multiple pre-existing conditions. Therefore, it’s best for me to stay home until these nursing homes have no positive cases.
I know that the residents I see each week are more isolated than ever at this point. They’re struggling with increased depression during the holiday season. Many of them are very afraid of contracting COVID-19.
I feel that residents need psychological services more than ever at this point. I also know that I need to keep myself safe.
I’m very thankful for the online clients whom I’m currently seeing. I never need worry about their COVID-19 status.