The elderly have a higher sense of social connectedness and it contributes a great deal towards their overall wellbeing. We all are locked up inside our homes with the pandemic raging full-on in every nook and cranny of the world, it is important to check up on our elders as isolation can be significantly harder on them.
Here is how you can reach out to the elderly in your family and your neighbourhood and make the quarantined world a somewhat happier world.
Arrange for Their Groceries
We all are stocking up on food and grocery items as per the advice of the CDC but it is harder for elderly people to go out to buy groceries especially when they are the high-risk group. You can show your love and support to them by sending them packages of daily use items and save them the grocery store trip.
Send them sanitized packages of non-perishable food items like canned foods, dried goods, and some snacks. You can also send supplies like toilet paper, band aids, disinfectants and wipes or daily use items like soap, shampoo and so on. You can either drop the package at their doorstep or arrange for a delivery by the grocery store.
Send Over Some Homemade Love To Elderly People
Nothing says support and pure love like a steaming pot of pasta or some soup. Consider the elderly while you make dinner for your own family. Cook up a little extra and send them over to your elderly neighbor in a sanitized disposable package. Little acts of kindness go a long way.
Stay Connected With The Elderly
Stay in touch with your parents through video calls or voice calls, send over cards and little notes. Encourage your children to call their grandparents regularly. Staying in constant touch with the elderly will make them feel more connected and will have a positive impact on their mental health and overall wellbeing.
Medications and Healthcare
Elderly people have a long list of medications that they have to keep taking, save them the trip to the pharmacy store, and potential exposure the virus. Set up an ongoing delivery from your local pharmacy store to their house so that they won’t have to miss the intake of any important medicine.
Help with their medical appointments, see if their doctor provides online check-ups. It is important to have a reliable health insurance program in these testing times, head on to healthestimates.com or call at 219 321-0009 for all your health insurance related queries.
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Love a little harder and care a little more, we all need to heal and help each other heal. Stay at home and stay safe.