But given the amount of uncertainty Covid-19 presents, it’s understandable why families may be hesitant to consent to their loved ones being vaccinated. Given the newness of the vaccine, there are sure to be questions regarding its safety, efficacy and long-term effects.
1. Lead the Way and Show Them It’s Safe
Despite seeing others go through the process, there may still be some hesitation for some residents to get vaccinated. Be prepared to communicate with them and their families and answer any questions they may have. In the end, some members of the community may refuse to get vaccinated and you will have to respect that decision.
2. Communicate With Professionals Who Have Experience
3. Provide Helpful Resources for Residents and Families
More than likely, we are still a considerable distance away from things beginning to feel “normal” again. But as we work toward that end, doing everything possible to keep communities safe — from having the necessary health guidelines in place, to vaccinating the majority of residents and staff — is of the utmost important for senior living communities.