This is a troubling time to be apart from our loved ones, especially those we know might need our help. However, many families are in this very position. Our senior friends and family members may be unable to get groceries, run errands, or simply see others without fear of getting sick. Meanwhile, travel puts us at risk of spreading COVID-19 across state lines and exacerbating the issue.
Fortunately, we are in an era more connected than any before, and there are a ton of virtual ways to show you care, no matter the distance. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
You may not be able to help directly, but you can hire someone to go in your stead:
Age brings wisdom, but even older people sometimes need help working out major decisions:
Distance doesn't mean you can't stay connected:
Help Them Find a Safe and Comforting New Home
Of course, there may come a point when your senior loved one can no longer live safely in their home. While you should never push them to make the decision to move to a care facility, you can gently start a conversation about why you think making this transition will be in their best interest.
We may not be able to be there for our loved ones in person, but that doesn't mean we can't be there at all. Focus on what you can do from where you are, and look forward to the future, because one day, we can all be together again.
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