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How Can Elderly Avoid Loneliness?

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The onslaught of coronavirus has pushed us to be on a complete community quarantine, thus encouraging self-isolation. However, while this is necessary to prevent the virus from spreading, this action can also spur negative effects – although less severe – such as loneliness. And the most vulnerable to feel this way are the elderly people.

So how can you keep them from feeling cut off despite the current situation? We listed two of the most useful tips to help you with this problem.

Constantly Check On Them
Always call your elderly loved ones when they live alone. Take advantage of the apps that enable you to connect with them instantly. Although you only check up on them virtually, still doing so will help brighten up their mood and keep them from feeling alone.

Include Them in a Family Recreation
The good side of the current situation is that everyone stays at home, making them more connected with their loved ones. This only means that there will be a lot of chances to come up with family recreational activities that everyone, including your elderly loved ones who live with you, can enjoy. Letting them participate in any kind of family activity helps in lowering the tendency of feeling left out and lonely.

Everything is different now. The times have changed, and it’s challenging us to take action to make everyone safe, especially the elderly. Along with our attempt to bring them out of danger is our responsibility to make our elderly feel that they’re not alone during these trying times.