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COVID-19 Vaccine Benefits For Seniors
From enjoying time outdoors to hosting friends and loved ones, read about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine for seniors.
An Update from our CEO, Carl McManus, on COVID-19 Precautions
A message from Comfort Keepers CEO, Carl McManus, addressing the safety updates and procedures in place to protect our caregivers, our seniors, and families.
5 Tips for Tough Pandemic Holiday Conversations
How many times growing up did your parents tell you something was “for your own good?” Probably more than you can, or care to, count.
Holiday Safety With Seniors
To plan safe holiday gatherings with the seniors in your life this year, Comfort Keepers is here to offer advice and tips for senior safety and well-being.
Celebrating the 4th of July During the Coronavirus Pandemic
When we think of the 4th of July, many of us think of past fireworks shows, BBQ’s and family gatherings. While things may look different this year, it is important to remember that we can still celebrate the best of the summer - even while physically distancing at home.
Resources for Seniors Sheltering in Place
One of the most effective ways to combat the Coronavirus pandemic and its effect on seniors is by practicing self-quarantine.
How To Maintain Mental Wellbeing During Isolation
Our caregivers provide companion care to support senior health and wellbeing. Learn how Comfort Keepers can provide safe senior care in the comfort and safety of home.
Coronavirus and the Elderly: How In-Home Care Can Help
In-home care is a trusted solution to ensure the safety and wellbeing of seniors. Read more about Comfort Keepers caregivers and our in home care services.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

4 Ways to Keep In Touch with Seniors 

Keeping in touch with family and friends is meaningful and thoughtful no matter if you’re near  or far, in-person or online. It’s especially important to check in with seniors for their safety and mental health. Feelings of senior isolation and loneliness can lead to depression, especially during quarantine and stay-at-home orders for seniors. It doesn’t take much time or effort to brighten their day with a smile and hello in any shape or form.

From parents, grandparents, and elderly neighbors to friends and family in other cities and states, here are a few ways to connect with others when you can’t be together in person.


Phone calls.

Give their landline or cell phone a call. Schedule a phone date or call during a time you know they’ll be home and available to chat.

Videos calls, including FaceTime, WhatsApp, or Zoom.

Not all seniors have a smartphone or are comfortable with maneuvering technology. Make the first move and call them first. Schedule a time so they can plan ahead and feel settled and comfortable. Spontaneous video calls may catch some off-guard, so be respectful of time and space.

Recorded video messages.

Several apps offer “record now, watch later” feature. Marco Polo is a popular and simple app to record a video message and send to connections to watch, and rewatch, on their own time.

Letters and post cards.

Nothing beats a surprise note in the mailbox. Use old stationary or note cards to take pen to paper with a handwritten message. Or type and print a longer letter to share a personal update, favorite memory, or story. Bonus: add a few printed pictures in the envelope.