Are you worried about your elderly loved one during this COVID-19 pandemic? Maybe you are worried that they will feel too lonely since family members and friends can’t come to see them. The stay-at-home order and social distancing guidelines are causing people to feel stressed, lonely, bored, and much more. If you are worried about your elderly loved one, home care providers can help.
Reassure Your Elderly Loved One
If you find that your elderly loved one is worried about this virus, one of the ways that caregivers can help them is through reassurance. Your elderly loved one’s caregivers can let them know that through cleaning, social distancing, and following the stay-at-home order that everything will be okay. The caregivers can also reassure your elderly loved one that they won’t be alone through this.
Cleaning Your Elderly Loved One’s Home
If your elderly loved one needs help with light cleaning in their home and you can’t be there to help out due to the COVID-19 pandemic, caregivers can go help them out. Many caregivers are willing to help with light cleaning such as dusting, wiping down tables and doorknobs, vacuuming, cleaning off countertops, etc.
Communicating with Your Elderly Loved One
While stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your elderly loved one may be feeling lonely. While nothing can replace seeing their family members and friends, having caregivers come over to stay with them for hours or even overnight, can greatly help your elderly loved one. They will be able to communicate face-to-face with their caregivers. This can reduce loneliness, boredom, and the feeling of not being around others.
Keeping a Routine
Even while stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that your elderly loved one keeps up with a routine. If they stop having a routine, this can lead to depression, high stress and anxiety levels, and overall chaos in their life. These things would not help them to get through this COVID-19 pandemic very well. By helping your elderly loved one to keep to a routine, caregivers are able to help keep your loved one’s lifestyle intact.
Stocking Up for Your Elderly Loved One
Elderly adults should be avoiding stores and public places as much as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Caregivers would be able to help your elderly loved one to stock up on groceries, household items, and other things that they might need.
Does your elderly loved one need groceries? Maybe they need household items such as paper towels, toilet paper, or cleaning supplies. Your elderly loved one may need someone to pick up their medications. They might just need someone to sit with them and keep them company. No matter what your elderly loved one needs during this time, it is important they have someone by their side. Caregivers can help with all these things and more.