As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many older adults have found themselves feeling lonely and isolated. Considering what has been going around for the last few months, we can no longer visit our senior loved ones the way he used to. Thankfully, the internet and video calls have somehow helped ensure their well-being in these uncertain times. Here is a list of some other activities you can do to make them feel connected with the family while maintaining a safe distance
Send them a letter or a card
- No number of video calls can ever make up for a handwritten note or a greeting card from a loved one. Such little gestures make seniors happy like no other. Why not try this out by writing to a senior who is living away from home in a senior care facility?
Drop off food or care packages
- While visiting a senior might be risky as they are more prone to getting infected from the virus, you can always take to dropping them some homemade food or maybe some of their other favorite things.
Make family videos
- Living away from home, the seniors must be missing their children and grandchildren. How about making small videos for your loved ones with a message from their family members? A video message will surely put them in a great mood and they can even watch it every time they miss you and you are not available for a video call!
Videos calls most definitely are an amazing way to staying connected but these other gestures will only add to their joy. Always Best Care can be the safe haven that offers senior care services in Bergen and Passaic. Stay assured of their well-being even when you are away. We also have a complementary service called Always in Touch that allows seniors to speak with someone who will provide virtual companionship and a sense of security during these challenging times – and throughout the year.
Dial (877) 318-0529 to know more.