Living in lockdown gets very lonely, especially for seniors who live alone. While it’s important for older people to remain at home as much as they can during the pandemic, it’s also important for seniors’ overall health to avoid the drawbacks of extended social isolation.
Common stress sources for seniors at this time include:
Extreme isolation in seniors can lead to despair, depression, poor physical health, stress, and worsening cognitive ability.
But there’s good news! There are some great ways you can brighten a senior’s day during this time, even if it’s not in person.
We hope this advice helps in helping the seniors in your life. When communicating, help them focus on the positives in life amid all the negativity right now. Staying safe and connecting with your loved ones will enrich your life as well.