Overcoming Home Isolation in the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic
— March 15th, 2020
The alarming rise of COVID-19/ Novel coronavirus cases around the world has caused major impact in our lives. The government and health officials are taking drastic measures to protect the community. As a result, most establishments are closed to help contain and stop the spread of the virus.
How can we make our seniors preoccupied and keep them active at home? With the closures of schools and programs for seniors, families can be challenged with keeping everyone at home as much as possible to contain and prevent of possible exposure with the virus.
The following are suggested activities to do at home to ensure to continue to keep our seniors engaged. Taking the positive note being home is to make the most of it by having a quality family time and get grandchildren to play with grandparents such as playing puzzles, card games and other engaging mind games; playing music and dancing for physical activity. Table games if available at home. Preparing a meal or baking is a good interactive activity. Organize the home and declutter. Although this can be complicated for the seniors, with your assistance you can involve them in doing some simple household chores. Part of family time is reminiscing, watch old pictures and watch their favorite movie.
As we continue on observing routine practices to prevent transmission of the virus, it is important to remember that this starts from each individual. We protect and care for each other.
For assistance at home services, Geri Health Home Care will be by your side. Geri Health Home Care believes that knowledge is essential in building your confidence as you age and will empower you in your life journey. With our vision for excellent home lifestyles for those that are aging and our in depth understanding of the changing needs of older adults, we create programs that best fit your lifestyles through our care management services. Our total home health care program optimizes the quality of care we provide to help ensure you maintain your health and lifestyle that is necessary for you. We make home care simple and affordable possible.