Elderly Isolation

Ways to Assist the Elderly in Isolation

»Posted by on Apr 20, 2020 in Elderly Isolation | 0 comments

The elderly people usually feel isolated because of today’s need to follow social distancing because of the pandemic called COVID-19. Usually, seniors are more susceptible to depression and anxiety. We can aid them by hanging out and talk with them during trying times like this to display our affection and our care towards them. Below are some of the tips on assisted living Vancouver to have bonding moments with those seniors who feel lonely today: 

Bring crafts and art supplies 

Crafting and doing arts can be enjoyed by artistic seniors who are now isolated. So, why not bring some of the needed supplies for your elderly relatives to use? Other craft sellers are providing curbside pickup, hence, you won’t have to go to their local stores for you to have them. Moreover, craft supplies could be bought online and have it delivered to your loved one.  

Bring games and puzzles 

Games and puzzles are some of the best ways to keep activating and stimulating your mind. Bring some crossword puzzles, adult coloring books, and jigsaw puzzles. You can get these through online shops and have them delivered right at your doorstep. Though deliveries during this season take longer than it usually is, you just have to wait for some time to finally get and have fun with them. 

Bring books 

Elderly people who love to read books would like to grab the opportunity now to grab a book to read. If you’ve got spare books at your home, collect them and bring them over to your senior’s house who are currently isolated. This is one of the best ways to let them experience new worlds without even getting out of your bed or couch.  

Bring exercise equipment 

Bing isolated inside could make us neglect our healthy habits. However, it’s still vital to maintain some kind of exercise moves. Bring over some exercise videos or small hand weights for your loved one for them to begin performing indoor workouts every day. Inspire your senior relatives to concentrate on strength building and balance exercises.  

Call them often 

You do not really need to physically exist to emotionally attach to the lives of your loved ones. If you merely contact your parents, now is the best time to check on them every day starting now, particularly if you have senior parents who are isolated in their houses. Know how they cope with the current situation and exchange stories about what’s up at your respective houses. You can also consider using video conferencing tools, such as Skype or Facetime for you to really see one another.  

Buy them groceries 

Though a lot of stores now are beginning to  

provide a “senior shopping time” intended to protect elderly members of the public from diseases, not all can go out and get some groceries. You can start stocking up daily necessities and enough packs that will suffice you throughout this pandemic. Get some things for elderly neighbors or relatives who might never get the chance to pick some groceries themselves. 

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