Protecting the Mental Health of Older Adults
As a senior coping with COVID-19, isolation protects your physical health but also presents risks to your mental health. There are ways to maintain connection with your family and friends through simple technology which can compensate for the loss of face-to-face contact. As well, there are many services in place now to bring you medication and food so that you can stay safe. Most of all, let your loved ones know how you are feeling and reach out for help if you are feel overwhelmed by loneliness or depression.
Housing, Access to Food and Financial Support Mental and Physical Wellness For seniors in isolation, guarding against depression and loneliness is most important. Know what you can do to help yourself, and reach out to family. Getting Help: Resources Many new services have become available to bring older adults what they need to shelter-in-place and stay safe. Supporting Seniors Wellness Checking in through technology, and services designed to bring necessities to your home are crucial to your well-being. Caregiver Care For those taking care of seniors, there is risk and fear. Reach out for help, access reliable information and online resources here. Dementia Patients Loss of routine, and loss of stimulating activities is detrimental for older adults with dementia , but there is help available.