Video and Phone Calls
Zoom and Skype are booming like never before. However, for some of the people in senior living, perhaps an old-fashioned phone call is more within their comfort zone. Whatever their preference may be, our staff has worked together with the families and the residents to ensure that families stay connected during these isolating times. Health experts agree that, “While practicing social distancing is vital in order to flatten the curve of COVID-19 admitted hospitalizations, it does not have to mean social isolation. During this unique time of social distancing, it is imperative that we do not completely disconnect with one another.” Video and phone calls are powerful tools to keep people connected with their loved ones.
Virtual Wellness Programs
Just like any other time, it is important for seniors to maintain a healthy lifestyle with physical and mental wellness. Programs aimed at supporting those initiatives can be done virtually to maintain safety while promoting a healthy lifestyle. Our Home Care Services team have been true pioneers in this movement by providing virtual wellness events to the family members and seniors in our care. According to the National Institute of Aging, “Regular physical activity including endurance, muscle-strengthening, balance, and flexibility exercises—is essential for healthy aging.”