DSPs were asked about the consequences the people they supported were experiencing due to the social isolation from the COVID-19 pandemic. Of all DSPs,
80% said boredom,
57% said increased mood swings and/or depression,
52% said increased behavior issues,
48% said loneliness,
47% said sleeping more than usual,
15% said difficulty addressing dietary issues, and
5% said difficulty addressing pain management issues,
Six percent listed other consequences experienced due to COVID-19 included: more anxiety, less sleep, other health issues, regression, negativity, missed going out into the community, couldn’t see specialists, cabin fever, decreased exercise, trouble accessing school meals, and academic concerns.
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