Learn How Comfort Keepers At Home Caregivers Can Support Isolated Seniors in the Hollywood, FL Area
At home caregivers offer companionship to seniors in Hollywood, Miami, and the surrounding areas of Florida
Although we still don’t have all the information regarding COVID-19, it is a known fact that this virus is very dangerous for older adults. This is why the state has directed that seniors need to stay at home during the outbreak. Nowadays, many families are looking for the best way to ensure the well-being of their aging loved ones. They are working together with at home caregivers to develop a plan that will keep their senior family members safe, happy and healthy. Since living in isolation can take a toll on your loved one’s mental health, here are several ways to support them during this difficult time:
Ensuring basic needs are being met. It is important for seniors to know that someone is making sure they are safe and taken care of. If you or other family members are not able to take care of your parent’s tasks outside of the home, our at home caregivers can run errands, go grocery shopping or pick up their prescriptions.
Connecting with others whenever possible. Spending time with their family and friends, even if it’s not in person, can lift your parent’s spirits and help them stay positive. Our at home caregivers can teach your loved one how to text, use FaceTime and emails to stay in touch with people they care about.
Enjoying the things they love. Engaging your senior in activities that bring them joy can help them maintain a positive outlook on life, even in isolation. Luckily, there are so many things your parent can do at home, from reading books, taking virtual tours and listening to podcasts, to dancing to their favorite tunes and streaming old movies.
Get some exercise. In order to stay healthy, vital and strong seniors need to remain physically active, even during this period of isolation. Stretching on a daily basis or doing yoga is a great way to keep moving. Your parent can also watch online virtual workouts and do them at home.
Maintain a healthy diet. To ensure your parent is not eating sweets and salty snacks instead of healthy meals, our at home caregivers can prepare tasty and nutritious dishes for them and help them maintain a well-balanced diet.
It’s a great time for spring cleaning! Your parent can use this time to clean their home. If they need assistance, our at home caregivers can help them with light housekeeping tasks.
To find out more about the in-home care we deliver in Hollywood, FL, please contact our office today at (954) 289-1938.