Resources: Caring For Seniors During A Pandemic


During the COVID Pandemic, there has been a pressing need to take care of those that are most vulnerable and the senior community is high on that list. Here are some resources you can look over to help you and your loved ones whether they are at home or living in a nursing facility. There is much that can be done to help!

Promoting Mental Health for Seniors During the Pandemic

During this extraordinary time of isolation and stress, mental health has become an important topic to discuss. Seniors are under stricter visitation guidelines depending on what state they live in, and whether they are at home or in senior living. Regardless of your living situation, maintaining good mental health is vital to your overall health.

https://homecareassistance.com/blog/activities-to-keep-seniors-engaged-during-covid-19

Coronavirus and COVID-19: Caregiving for the Elderly

When it comes to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, older people are especially vulnerable to severe illness. Research is showing that adults 60 and older, especially those with preexisting medical conditions, especially heart disease, lung disease, diabetes or cancer are more likely to have severe — even deadly — coronavirus infection than other age groups.

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-caregiving-for-the-elderly

50 Activities for the Elderly in Lockdown and Isolation

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing chaos worldwide and this is a hard time for so many. We need to hang in there - these crazy times will pass.

https://www.goldencarers.com/50-activities-for-the-elderly-in-lockdown-and-isolation/6265/

7 Ways to Boost Your Loved One's Morale During the Coronavirus Epidemic

With visits to senior communities halted, out of sight doesn't have to be out of mind.

https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/health/info-2020/boost-morale-during-coronavirus.html

50 Safety Tips for Seniors

Simple steps to increase safety at home and away from home. A recent study conducted for the National Institute of Aging found that about 22 percent of elderly Americans age 71 and older—about 5.4 million people—are already experiencing some degree of decline in their mental faculties. The problem may not be severe enough to prevent taking care of their daily activities, but it can cause mild difficulty in completing those activities or in making complicated decisions. On a more personal perspective, this could mean elders are going through subtle changes that make them vulnerable to scams or more susceptible to accidents. Safety both in and out of home is a top priority for elders and there are many simple safety steps that will reduce the risk of accidents and abuse. Here are 50 safety tips to make aging in place easier, safer and more enjoyable.

https://www.parentgiving.com/elder-care/50-safety-tips-for-seniors/


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