During these pandemic times, seniors were isolated at home with limited or no exposure to the outside world, leaving them sad, depressed, and lonely. To relieve the stress of your elderly loved one, you can try these 5 ways:
Be outside: It might mean pulling up a chair and sitting outside in the balcony or a porch. Some Sunshine and blue skies can work wonders on their mental health.
Exercise: Stretching or even a walk, in your residential society, can destress them. Enrol them in an online class of their preference.
Socialize: Conversations with others maintaining social distancing or online calling family and friends alleviate the feeling of social isolation
Be mindful: Meditation helps manage stress. There are apps for guided meditation. Help your senior loved one to download these on their smartphone and encourage them to practice regularly
Medication: Make sure they take the prescription medicines diligently and undergo the prescribed therapy. Facilitate online consultations, and sample collections, if they are due for medical review
Life Circle caregivers are compassionate health care professionals who can support the seniors with their daily activities, medical needs besides providing them companionship to sail through these tough times.