Coronavirus: Help for older relatives who are isolating – 5 top tips
6th May 2020
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The Coronavirus has dramatically changed the way all of us live, but none more so than for those who are self isolating due to their health or age. As the times goes on, concerns for our loved ones and concerns over their welfare are increasing. People living on their own face greater risk of loneliness or depression. We would like to share 5 ways you can help you older relatives cope with the current situation and improve their daily life in this ‘new normal’.
- Encourage social interaction – Modern technology isn’t suitable for all and many don’t have access to iPads or the internet, but don’t forget an old fashioned phone call! Why not make a regular time in the week to have a call. CarelineSOS are starting to offer daily welfare calls, just checking in to make sure people are OK. If this is something you are interested in, please get in touch.
- Healthy Mind and Healthy Body- We all know the many benefits eating a varied and healthy diet can have, but exercise is also good for the mind. Even if social distancing rules limit the chance for outdoor exercise, a few armchairs exercises can burn off some calories and mobilise those joints too.
- Show you care – A simple handwritten note or handmade card can really brighten someone’s day.
- Seek help when you need too. There is a lot of help and support out there if you need it, now isn’t the time to be afraid to ask. CarelineSOS offer personal alarms and falls detectors, that provide help in an emergency situation at the touch of a button.
5.Keep busy – Don’t forget the simple things in life:
- Arts and crafts
- A nice soak in the bath
CarelineSOS provide emergency alarms that are inexpensive, easy to install and can be worn around the neck or wrist. For more information please give us a call on freephone 0800 833 162 we are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
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