For the most part, seniors depending on care have often find themselves feeling lonely and isolated. This is especially true for right now. Many senior care facilities and even in-home care options have been shut down to visitation, due to COVID-19. This has caused a challenge for family members and stress for seniors.
One of the major challenges has been to help the aging men and women feel connect especially t their friends and family members. Many groups, including school-aged children, who have taken to reaching out to seniors through letters, cards, and phone calls. This is a great way to help these elderly individuals feel less alone during these trying times.
Simple Acts for Seniors
Something as simple as a card or letter may not seem like a big deal to you. However, to that person being able to read it, can brighten up their day. These messages remind them that they are not alone, and that there are still people who care about them. Even with limited visitation, you can still visit at the window for a conversation. Just a simple wave from across the street can make all the difference in their day.
During these challenging times we often find innovative ways to stay connected. It’s also under these trying circumstances that some people will look forward to the everyday things they did before the pandemic. Continuing to find normalcy can be comforting.
It’s these small acts of kindness that can the world a better place for seniors depending on care. It is a ray of sunshine and hope in dark times. It is also a reminder to all of us, that regardless of our culture, education, or anything else we are all humans in need of care. Also, anyone can make difference n some else’s life, especially those who may be overlooked during a global pandemic.