From Duke University, a story on the difficulties of caring for an elder loved one during the Covid-19 outbreak.
“Since stay-at-home orders from COVID-19 went into effect, Walls has worked from her Alamance County home and visits with her mother are less frequent. She checks in using video calls, but the new arrangement has cranked up the stress Walls faces as her mother’s primary caregiver.
But every two weeks, Walls can count on the outlet she’s found with a support group of daughters with aging parents organized by the Duke Dementia Family Support Program, which also offers Duke employees and their family members one-on-one help through phone calls or video conferences to craft a personalized plan to care for loved ones, with or without dementia, at no charge.”
It is vitally important, for both their physical and mental wellbeing, that you keep in regular contact with seniors who are locked down during the pandemic. Even a simple phone call can be a tremendous help, and give you some insight into their wellbeing.
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