Caring for an elderly loved one is an overwhelming job and if one is far away from them during this Covid-19 outbreak it can add enormous pressure to the already prevailing stressors. As the number of people with Covid-19 increases, we all are aware that older adults are especially vulnerable and quarantining comes with a cost. Finding options to provide support to elders at this time is of utmost importance especially if they are living alone.
As Senior Care Specialists at Samvedna, we understand that social distancing can be hard for the elderly. Due to travel restrictions and lockdown in place we have switched our operations to remote support using the help of technology. With our proactive planning and setting up of remote connectivity in elderly homes we are able to continue to support elderly families for their logistic and emotional needs and help them deal with the ongoing health crisis.
Since 18th March, 2020 our team has been working remotely and despite not being able to make our regular in-person visits, we are using video chats, WhatsApp, emails and regular phone calls to remain in touch with our elderly.
This period, of social distancing can lead to an increased feeling of loneliness, frustration and boredom in elderly. We are encouraging our elderly to explore and learn on how to use technology to their advantage.
Samvedna Care has been working with elderly since 2013, as elder care experts, our team of psychologists and social workers are working diligently to ensure the physical and emotional health of elderly remotely. We all hope that this hour of crisis will be over sooner than later and we will be able to resume our normal lifestyles.