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Staying connected with quarantined elderly loved ones

While life is getting back to normal for many of us, the senior citizens in our lives are still at risk of contracting coronavirus.

One of the most at-risk group for COVID-19 are our elderly loved ones. Greg and Jackie Brewer are franchisees with Right at Home in Winston-Salem. This morning they share their tips for keeping engaged with elderly loved ones during this time.

Some of their suggestions include:

  • Making care packages of handwritten notes with words of encouragement, Vitamin-C, paper products, cleaning products, and comfort foods (the more nutritious, the better!)
  • Organize window walks with your local community to stop by seniors' homes and wave or hold up signs outside.
  • Hold regular video calls on Zoom/FaceTime/Skype, but make sure to send an easy-to-follow instruction guide ahead of the call or talk through how to use the software over the phone.
  • Work a video call lesson into your daily schedule of learning with your children. Seniors have plenty of great insights and lessons to share!
  • Offer to run errands (grocery shopping, picking up medicine or other necessities)

Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care and assistance to seniors and adults with a disability who wants to continue to live independently. Local Right at Home offices are independently owned and operated and directly employ and supervise all caregiving staff, each of whom is thoroughly screened, trained, and bonded/insured prior to entering a client’s home. Right at Home’s global office is based in Omaha, Nebraska, with more than 500 franchise locations in the U.S. and seven other countries.