Things are powerfully changing at both of the nursing homes where I provide psychological services. One nursing home has half of their resident population positive for COVID-19. The other home has two floors dedicated to carrying for residents with COVID-19.
Given these extra demands on nursing home staff, there isn’t someone who could help assist with teletherapy sessions. I understand that staff members are already overworked and totally exhausted.
I’ve decided that I’ll obtain a list of phone numbers for those residents who do have cellphones. I’ll just phone the residents directly. I know that they really need emotional support at this point.