While physical isolation is essential to mitigate spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the painful irony is that it creates a potentially devastating problem (besides the economy): sustained sedentary behavior and excessive sitting for older adults under total lock down, especially in assisted living, memory care and retirement communities.
You might have seen advertisements on television or received unsolicited phone calls from insurance agents trying to sell you “free” or “premium-free” Medicare Advantage plans. Buyer Beware… nothing in this world is free, and it is important understand the hidden costs, restrictions and limitations associated with this type of coverage.
We know the fundamental rules of social distancing at this point: stay home as much as possible, keep 6 feet of distance from other people, and wash your hands frequently. But what specifically should older people be thinking about as the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop?