Our friends at Cliniconex remind us all that mixing a little “old school” with technology is a great way to stay connected during the pandemic. Why not match up your kids with a senior pen pal? Fantastic. How about a virtual book club? Love it. Check out their blog post, reprinted below, for a few more ideas:
The spread of COVID-19 has led to rapid and dramatic changes in day-to-day life, and senior care facilities are no exception. While some might welcome social distancing during the crisis, for those in senior care, not having family and friends visit can be isolating and potentially have adverse effects on health.
Research shows that family involvement in the lives of seniors in care facilities can have positive effects on their cognitive and behavioural health. This means care homes now must balance strict isolation and containment protocols while maintaining a standard of life for their residents.
While we all do our part to limit the spread of the virus by staying home and limiting social interactions, here are some ways to stay connected and social – from a distance.
If your family member has access to a tablet, computer or smartphone, you have […]