Tag: medical

Fun and festive holiday activities for seniors.

Make a holiday wreath – these are fun and festive Decorate and fill stockings – try this cute stocking kit Make pomanders with oranges and cloves – like this Decorate the house – here are some fun ideas and these mini hat ornaments are adorable and easy to make Prompt kids to ask about “the olden days” so they can learn about their grandparent’s youth Play simple card games or board…

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Minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection

Postpone unnecessary doctor visits. If an older adult in your care is feeling well, consider helping them postpone elective procedures, annual checkups and other non-essential doctor visits. Keep in mind that many older people, especially those living with chronic illness, have important relationships with their caregivers. To help them stay in touch, ask their doctors’ offices if they offer telemedicine, which enables…

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Decide on a plan

If you can, involve your older family member in discussions of how you’ll manage interruptions of routines and what will happen if they (or someone else in your family) becomes sick. Talking things through ahead of time as a family can reduce stress and help everyone feel more involved and prepared. Pick an emergency contact. If you’re the main caregiver, designate…

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