Helping Protect The Elderly from Covid Isolation

From The Bay Net, a great rundown of some of the ways you can help your elderly loved ones stay connected during this new wave of lockdowns.

While Zoom and other video chat options are great ways to keep in touch, FitzPatrick said it’s a good idea to consider going old-school with communication. “Don’t underestimate the power of a phone call.  Many older adults are more comfortable on the phone, especially if there is dementia. Send cards and gifts.  Do drive-by visits.”

While the Covid restrictions are necessary, the psychological & sociological effects of them can be quite serious. Please make an effort to reach out to your loved ones & acquaintances regularly. You have no idea how much a simple phone call can mean to someone who is isolated in a care home right now.

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