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Lockdown Activities for an Elderly Loved One
Efforts to flatten the curve these days include encouraging people to stay at home. This also means keeping your elderly loved ones at home. Boredom can set in and add to the stress of the times. One way to keep that from happening is to make sure your loved one stays busy. Here’s a look at a few lockdown activities you should encourage your family members to try out.
Think About Artistic Projects
Encourage your elderly parent or grandparent to draw, paint, or color. These projects will keep their mind off what’s happening outside, and off the fact that they can’t venture any further than the garden or living room. A project like this will give them a much-needed break from reality.
Consider Sorting Activities
Seniors love to feel that they are helping out. You can pick activities that create opportunities for them to feel that. For instance, ask them to sort out packs of playing cards, or let them organize clothes by color or size.
Make Phone Calls
Teach your elderly loved one how to make video calls. If you’re busy most hours of the day, you won’t be able to be with your family members as much as you may want. Knowing that they can make phone calls, reach out to their friends, and take steps not to feel lonely under lockdown is a feat.
Provide Activity Packs
Gather bundles of activities and let your senior loved one pick one that appeals to them. From crosswords and word searches to quizzes, spot the differences, riddles, and more, you have a treasure trove of activities that can keep your loved one busy for days and stave off the boredom of lockdown.
Celebrate the Season
Opt for seasonal activities. If summer is coming soon, why not put up décor to celebrate the season? You can also pick up quizzes and trivia that relate to the season to make the experience even more fun.
Get a Caregiver
If you’re not able to watch over your loved one as much as you want to, hire a professional caregiver. Someone with the proper credentials can help you take care of your loved one under Covid-19 and help him or her engage in activities to help with the lockdown. Contact Capital City Nurses for a consultation today at 866-807-7307.