Aged Carers Guidance During Home Isolation
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way to see the world. Nowadays it very unlikely to visit your elderly friend personally.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way to see the world. Nowadays it very unlikely to visit your elderly friend personally. This can make a stressful situation for all of us. However, there are some other ways you can stay connected with elderly family and friends and continue to support their health and wellbeing.
Here one of the leading aged care service providers in Sydney, OSAN Ability Assist
Through Social Media and Video Calls
If your loved one has a smartphone, pc, or an iPad, help them get set-up with technology such as Facebook, Skype or Zoom so you can get connected via video calls and they can stay in touch with other friends and family.
While the set-up process might be tricky initially, once a system is up and running, your loved one will enjoy being able to see you on the other end of the line.
Through A Phone Call
For an older person living alone, a phone call from a friend or family member daily or every couple of days can make a big difference. Set up a schedule with other family members to share ‘checking in’ so that the whole family can focus on quality time.
If you’re running out of things to say, try one of these ideas to keep the conversation flowing:
- Reminisce a story about a grandchild
- Discuss a TV program or a book you’ve recently gone through
- Reminisce & share some funny memories you have
If the person you care for is tech-savvy, there are lots of games that can be played especially online – either individually or in a group. Games like Word with Friends can also be played on a smartphone or iPad and it may be a good option if there are grandchildren in the family.
Another alternative is to complete a newspaper crossword or quiz together during a phone or video call.
Write A Letter
An old-school hand-written letter is good for the mood. It can keep both the writer and the receiver occupied for part of the day.
Ask For Help
It’s quite okay to feel stressed and concerned about your elderly loved one. If you think your elderly loved one might be stressed out, call in our service. OSAN Ability Assist is here to help with a professional aged care service maintaining all the precautionary measurements.