Covid-19 in two Limerick childcare centres

first_imgDesigned by FreepikIT has been reported that two cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Limerick childcare centre.In total, 19 cases of Covid-19 have been notified to authorities across Ireland.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to RTE.ie, the childcare centres close temporarily but some have since reopened.Early Childhood Ireland is asking for fast track testing in childcare centres to prevent the spread of cases. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter LimerickNewsCovid-19 in two Limerick childcare centresBy Staff Reporter – August 28, 2020 8047 Email Advertisement Previous articleSingle-Use Plastic Hotspots in Limerick City and CountyNext articleLimerick Post Show | August 28, 2020 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Linkedin Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Local nursing homes are keeping their residents connected to their loved ones

first_imgPhoto shoots are happening over at United Methodist Homes too. Through social media, residents are sending their messages to loved ones. “Some of the things we have been doing, of course one of the residents’ favorites, hallway bingo, clown visits, positive thinking on the go, strolling guitar music by our executive director, even our wellness center has taken exercise to a new level doing hallway chicken dances and hokey pokey,” said campus life director at United Methodist Homes Hilltop Campus, Faye Clark. But the amusement doesn’t end there. Good Shepherd Fairview Home has given its residents access to iPads. “They take resident around the home to show them renovations, they bring the dog out for the dog to do tricks, family members play the piano so the resident can have a sing-a-long,” said Sciamanna. This can make for an especially isolating time for seniors. Good Shepherd staff have even held photo shoots with residents, while they held signs reading, “We hear it’s a jungle out there!” Despite the situation, many facilities are putting in the extra effort to keep their residents connected and make them feel at home. “The residents are so intrigued by the technology, something new and completely different for them,” said Sciamanna. “We know it’s important to take care of their physical needs, but we also recognize that it’s just as important that we take care of their emotional and psychosocial needs,” said Sciamanna.center_img And as we all take this day by day, remember, time flies when you’re having fun. “Everybody is reaching in, and digging deep, and trying to find something new and different and exciting and innovative and helpful,” said Sciamanna. “One of the things in photography is that people respond to having something that they can look out and it evokes such strong memories. So we wanted to be able to connect to the family in that way too,” said Sciamanna. It allows them to Facetime their families, who are also embracing it. So while it’s important to stay safe, it’s also important to stay connected. (WBNG) — With the coronavirus continuing to spread, nursing homes in our area are unable to accept visitors. “The only people they’re seeing on a daily basis is staff. So we are their family right now,” said director of therapeutic recreation at Good Shepherd Fairview Home, Lori Sciamanna. For more on the coronavirus, click here.last_img read more