With the COVID-19 situation evolving rapidly, Daymark Living’s protocols continue to be updated to protect the well-being of our residents and staff. Based on current State guidance, Daymark is now restricting visitors to essential persons only (staff, healthcare personnel, and local authorities), increasing the frequency of our sanitation schedule and practicing social distancing. In addition, we are also:

  • Controlling access of vendors to campus, and sanitizing areas of contact before and after.
  • Daily symptom checking for staff and residents, including temperature readings.
  • Increased vigilance for personal responsibility activities such as handshaking, social distancing, and personal health hygiene.
  • We have canceled in-person tours and now offer families virtual tours and meetings using email, FaceTime and Zoom. If you are interested in learning more, please call 972-646-2162.

With all these changes, limited visitors and updated infection protocols on Daymark’s campus, helping our residents stay happy, informed, safe and engaged during this crisis is our highest priority. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing resident activities happening here on campus and we invite you to follow along! Follow us on Facebook by clicking here, and Instagram by clicking here to get started!

To kick things off we have compiled a list of resources to help you educate and prepare your loved one for the weeks ahead:

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  1. Special Olympics: Coronavirus: What You Need to Know Infographic
  2. CDC: How To Protect Yourself from Coronavirus
  3. The Mighty: COVID-19 Disruption: For Parents with Child(ren) on the Autism Spectrum
  4. CDC: Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives
  5. CDC: Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children
  6. Little Puddins: Coronavirus Social Story
  7. Understood.org: When Kids Are Anxious About Coronavirus: What to Do
  8. Understood.org: Stuck at Home? 20 Learning Activities to Keep Kids Busy
  9. Best Buddies: Virtual Friendship Program Toolkit
  10. UM-NSU CARD’s Let’s Talk About The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Whiteboard Social Narrative Video
  11. NCTSN: Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019
  12. National Down Syndrome Society: Coronavirus Fact Sheet
  13. ISLCollective: Coronavirus Vocabulary Worksheet