Right now is a difficult time for everyone. But it’s especially hard for our seniors. Being so close to New Orleans, St. Tammany Parish is taking precautions to keep seniors safe and away from harm. While it’s of utmost importance to keep them in quarantine, we also know that loneliness doesn’t stop. It’s true that this truth applies to everyone in quarantine, it hits seniors extraordinarily hard. Because of this reason, we want to take the time to share some alternatives to your regular family visits. No matter where your senior is living, we can all do our part to care for them.
Give Them A Call
Now, more than ever, phones are useful to stay in touch with our families. Even if that person is five feet away, behind a glass pane. So to comply with the stay at home order, try to use your phone more. If your parent or grandparent has a phone—give them a call.
It’s also great to connect with FaceTime or with computer applications such as Skype or Zoom. There are even options available for those who aren’t exactly tech-savvy. Take Google Hangouts Meet for example—this option is possible to use for anyone with a Google account and is accessible in a browser.
It’s The Little Things
Something else that we’ve seen is families going to the nursing home or senior living facility in question and standing outside. From the window, the resident can see their families and talk to them. Keep social distancing in mind and protect our seniors! However, some have gone above and beyond to show their dedication to their loved ones. Usually, by creating large banners or through other tangible acts of affection.
We know it’s difficult to stay distant in this time of panic, but it’s the small things that make a difference. Brainstorm with your family members or other people in your quarantine space, and give us a call to talk about possibly committing to one of these activities. While our resident’s health is our utmost priority, their mental health is also just as important.
Should You Take Your Senior Home?
Many are asking themselves if they should bring their family members home with them at this time. However, you have to ask yourself if this is the best choice in the long run. Are you capable of taking care of a family member who is immunocompromised? And are you able to ensure their safety?
We understand it’s challenging to be away from your loved ones right now. However, you know they’re in good hands with our professionals. We’re taking the necessary precautions to ensure their safety. If you wish to know more, give our senior living community near New Orleans a call.
Get In Touch With Our Senior Living Center Near New Orleans
We know there’s a lot of misinformation going around. If you have any questions about COVID-19 and how it’s affecting The Windsor Senior Living Community, please give us a call. We want to keep everyone in the loop to understand why we all have to do our part.
Call our senior living facility near New Orleans at 985-624-8040 to get in touch with us. Or if you rather online communication, please feel free to send us a message. We’re happy to help in whatever way we can.