With seniors among the most vulnerable individuals during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency, authorities have stressed the importance of checking on older adults. Isolation is a main concern, leading to the potential for health issues as well as depression.
If you can’t be there personally, touch base via phone or video chat. “Emotional and mental health along with physical issues can come into play when seniors are alone,” noted Home Instead Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate Lakelyn Hogan.
The most important questions to ask to find out how a senior is really doing
Staying in regular touch with a senior during self-isolation and asking the right questions can help ensure your loved one remains physically, mentally and emotionally healthy.