Care Over Distance: Helping Isolated Seniors Navigate Daily Challenges

Care Over Distance: Helping Isolated Seniors Navigate Daily Challenges

For those who want to help senior loved ones navigate the challenges of daily life, the online space has opened up all kinds of opportunities. Whether you want to assist with daily chores, help them connect to old friends or seek out the best care plan, the internet can provide. Today, Senior Care Access shares some resources to get you started.

The internet has made connecting to those we’ve lost touch with or can’t reach nearby easier than ever before.

  • Local clubs and societies often need new members and can be a great way to bond over mutual interests.
  • Social media can help seniors to reach out to old friends and communicate with others in their community.
  • Video calling apps are more user-friendly than ever, meaning seniors can use them to chat and socialize with distant friends and family.

Daily errands become more and more difficult with age. Thankfully, online directories make it easier than ever to find an extra pair of hands.

  • Lawn maintenance is an important priority for many seniors, and you can find lawn care services online with business reviews and ratings.
  • House painters or window cleaners can help ensure a senior’s home looks at its best year-round.
  • Running back and forth from the grocery store is not always easy as a senior. Fortunately, you can order weekly shopping remotely.

When it comes to care, it’s difficult to know where to start. In this respect, a senior may need help navigating their options.

  • This time may be stressful for an individual. You can help seniors to alleviate stress using breathing exercises or with a diet plan. This will help when it comes to making decisions about care.
  • If it’s necessary to move into a care home, you can help a senior to research their options and take tours.
  • To help pay for the expense of living in a long-term care facility, it may call for selling your loved one’s home. First, you’ll want to find out how much they’ll make on the sale in order to budget accordingly.

Show Your Senior Loved Ones You Care
When it comes to our later years, the kindness and dedication of others go a long way. Find ways to help your senior loved one stay connected to you, family, and friends, from teaching them to use video calls or setting them up with home services that make their lives easier. Staying connected and feeling supported is important at any age, so put a plan in place to help your loved one stay active and connected.

If you or a loved one are searching for senior housing, check out Senior Care Access!


Contributed by: Marie Villeza, ElderImpact. 

Marie Villeza is passionate about connecting seniors with the resources they need to live happy, healthy lives. So she developed ElderImpact to provide seniors and their caregivers with resources and advice.