Looking after the elderly can mean many things – some elderly people are very independent and don’t appear to need much help, and some a re very isolated and suffer from health problems which may mean they need a high level of professional care. If you are looking for some support, google live in care near me to see what is available.
There are many things that you can do to help elderly people in your community. Particularly in times like these, elderly people may be even more alone and isolated than ever, and without being able to leave home they will not have social contact or exercise. So how can you help?
A Phone call can make all the Difference
If you know of an elderly person who lives alone, give them a ring. A friendly voice and a chat can lift the spirits of somebody who lives alone and will help them to feel part of the community even if they are stuck in the house.
Help with Jobs
Many older people struggle with daily tasks. If you can help out with shopping, or any gardening jobs that they may need to have done, you could really brighten their day. You can post a sheet of paper through their door asking if there is anything that they require.
A Friendly Face
Even though social contact is not allowed at the moment, a friendly face and a cheerful smile and wave at the window can be an amazing way to lift spirits and brighten someone’s day. If they are able to use modern technology, Facetime is a great way to keep in touch.