Hospitalizations signal rising COVID-19 risk for US seniors

by | Dec 15, 2022 | Community

“What we’ve learned during COVID is that the rate of spread is dependent on the community rate of spread,” said Tina Sandri, CEO of Forest Hills of D.C., a nursing home in the nation’s capital. “I feel safer in my building than anywhere else, including the grocery store.”

Meanwhile, hospitals across the country are seeing an influx of senior patients that Topol calls “pretty alarming.” Nationally, the rate of daily hospital admissions for those 70 and older with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 rose from 8.8 per 100,000 people on Nov. 15, to 12.1 per 100,000 people on Dec. 6, according to statistics from the Department of Health and Human Services. In California and New York, Topol said, hospitalizations for seniors with COVID-19 have already surpassed those during spring and summer omicron waves.

Read more

Celebrating Older Americans Month with the Old People Are Cool Relay

In celebration of Older Americans Month, DC nursing homes and assisted living communities, along with the help of their staff, will physically and symbolically connect as a community in a city-wide relay event on May 2nd. This relay honors elders and especially those...

Glory be to Spring – Story by Bartley O’Hara

Dante for sure captures it in his Paradiso--Can. 30; ll. 61-63 And I saw light that took a river's form--- Flashing a reddish gold between two banks Painted with wonderful Spring flowers. After a very warm, dry Winter, Spring arrived with well-chilled air and...

Welcome Spring! Meet Kia Standard

Meet Kia Standard, the dynamic Life Enrichment Director at Forest Hills of DC. With a boundless amount of energy and enthusiasm, Kia is dedicated to creating engaging and exciting activities for our residents. Her passion for enhancing the lives of others shines...

A Holiday Message from our Administrator, Crystal L. Scott

Dear Forest Hills of DC Families and Residents, As we approach the most wonderful time of the year, I am filled with warmth and gratitude for the incredible community we have here at Forest Hills of DC. The holiday season is a special time when our hearts are aglow...

Subscribe

Leave your email address below to receive all the recent news and blog posts.

Subscribe

Follow Us

Comments

0 Comments

Skip to content