Ways Our Residents Are Staying Connected During This Crisis

Families are taking varying tacks to keep in contact with their loved ones, especially for individuals who live in long-term care or are in rehabilitation. RehabLiving at The Meadows and The Oaks are also helping to facilitate contact between residents and loved ones. Some options for keeping in touch, include the following:

  • Phone calls. Phone calls are still an easy option to be able to talk to your loved one. Just hearing someone’s voice can be enough to lift both your spirits.
  • Window visits. Families who are able to visit their loved one’s window can use that to have in-person visits. You can hold up signs and blow kisses. Talking on a cell phone or typing messages on it and holding them up to the closed window is a way to have a conversation.
  • Facetime and Skype. Many nursing homes are facilitating video calls with families using platforms like Facetime or Skype. Coryell Health has purchased additional iPads so staff members can help residents from RehabLiving and The Oaks make contact with friends and family.
  • Cards and letters. Sending cards and letters to your loved ones is another way to show them that you are thinking of them. Residents love to receive cards from anyone, it doesn’t have to be family members. Include photos or art work will help brighten the days of residents and bring back many fond memories.

In this unprecedented time, families need to get creative to stay in touch with their loved ones. Adjusting to the changes can be overwhelming, but as long as everyone keeps an open mind and uses the possible resources, everyone can feel loved and connected.

To schedule call with a loved one at RehabLiving call between 9am-5pm: (254) 404-2500

To mail a letter to RehabLiving: Coryell Health RehabLiving
Attn: (insert loved one’s name or label “any resident”)
110 Chicktown Rd., Gatesville, TX 76528
To schedule call with a loved one at Assisted or Independent Living at the Oaks call: (254) 216-1608
To mail a letter to AL/IL at the Oaks: Coryell Health The Oaks
Attn: (insert loved one’s name or label “any resident”)
1507 West Main St., Gatesville, TX 76528