The world has been going through difficult times amid COVID-19. From mandatory quarantine to social distancing efforts, changes have been made worldwide to help flatten the curve of this virus. According to the CDC, anyone can get infected by the virus, but seniors ages 60 and up are at a much higher risk, which is why such an emphasis has been put on taking preventative measures to keep them as safe as possible. Here at Home Instead Senior Care, we have made a huge effort to help senior loved ones remain safe in their own home, and have found a variety of creative ways to keep they time at home fun and safe during quarantine. Read along to learn about some activities that you can partake in with your senior loved ones!
Puzzles & Painting
Quarantining can be a bit underwhelming if one doesn’t make the effort to find fun activities to do around the house. This is especially true for seniors. Some fun and safe activities to do with seniors are puzzles and painting, both of these are engaging, allow for creativity, and can easily take up a good amount of time. You want activities that will keep them entertained for long periods of time so that they don’t get bored easily. Not only are these enjoyable, but they also allow you to sit down and enjoy some quality bonding time!
With social distancing orders in place, it is not recommended to have people outside of your household visit. Although you are not allowed to have visitors, it doesn’t mean that you have to lose touch with friends and family. A great way to see your loved ones is through a video call. If you are an iPhone user, FaceTime is the way to go. There are also other Apps such as Zoom, House Party, and Skype that you can download for free. Many have gotten creative and have even celebrated birthdays virtually, where family members and friends all video chat at the same time to celebrate.
Not being able to go outside and partake in regular activities can take a toll on anyone both physically and mentally. Anxiety and depression can easily increase during these difficult times, especially for seniors. You can reduce anxiety and depression through some simple meditation. Find a quiet and comfortable place in your home where you can meditate for a period of time without being interrupted. Not only will this bring you some calmness and peace of mind, but it will help you manage the emotions that are rising do to the current pandemic.
Show your senior love and compassion during these tough times by engaging with them through some fun and safe home activities. Our experienced team is here to help your senior loved ones remain safe and comfortable in their own home. Learn more about our essential services by visiting our website.