Reducing social isolation: how to engage the elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Engaging with the elderly is always important for their mental and physical health, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, a consistent, socially distant relationship is even more important as a means to stave off social isolation. Social isolation leads to decreased quality of life and even death in some cases of loneliness. If you can work […]

How to communicate information about COVID-19 to Alzheimer’s patients

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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. With coronavirus cases surging across the country there is no better time than the present to figure out how to explain the disease to those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. It is also an important time to stay connected with your loved one or the person you are working for as a caregiver. Take […]

How seniors can hand out candy safely during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every facet of the we live, the way we work, the way our children attend school, and even the way we celebrate our holidays. And Halloween is not immune. “The pandemic continues to be a serious and scary threat, and must be taken very seriously, even when celebrating fun outings.” […]

Advice For Senior Citizens Wanting To Stay Healthy During The Pandemic

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It has been more than half a year since the coronavirus pandemic reached the United States. Ever since, and in the spirit of advocating for health and safety, there has been a surge in social distancing, a spike in face masks, and an increase in handwashing . Many Americans still fear leaving their homes, especially […]

Boosting the mental health of the elderly during the COVID-19 crisis

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Dealing with social distancing and in many cases social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic can be extremely tough, and that is especially the case for many senior citizens who live alone. That is why for caregivers, it is of the utmost importance to keep up with the mental health of those clients in their care.  […]

How to support elderly friends and family during the pandemic

Living alone can be tough at times, especially if you are an older adult, even more so if you factor in the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic and its social distancing mandates. But there are things you can do to help your elderly friends and family during these challenging times. #1 INTRODUCE THEM TO TECHNOLOGY […]

5 Tips For Caregivers For Staying Safe During The COVID-19 Pandemic

For caregivers enterring the home of a client or providing care for a relative in their own home, there are several, critical things to keep in mind for your own safety. We advise you to take note of these tips to so that you and your client are as safe as possible from contracting COVID-19. […]

Heat Safety for Senior Citizens

Summer has arrived in a big way across San Antonio with record heat blanketing the region. We are right in the middle of our first heatwave of 2020, and it is a very dangerous one. With several more days of triple digits in the forecast, that means heat safety precautions need to be taken very […]

COVID-19 Prevention for the Elderly

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We are now several months into the COVID-19 pandemic and still learning so much about this deadly disease. One thing we do know with certainty is that the elderly is one group that is more susceptible to developing serious complications when the virus attacks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates adults 65 […]