Caretaking of the Elderly during the Pandemic

Arbaje says, “Physical distancing doesn’t have to mean isolation or loneliness. We need to keep older adults safe, but also keep in mind that social isolation can have a negative impact on older people’s immunity and mental health.”

Research shows that adults 60 and older, especially those with already existing medical conditions, like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes or cancer are more likely to have severe coronavirus infection than other age groups.

mental health of the caregiver is as important as that of the elderly people. The caregivers will also be worried and anxious about the situations, especially financial security of the family. Amidst such crisis situations they find it hard to take care of the older people at home. There are chances that the older people feel neglected and lonely. The caregiver need to take great effort in order to balance their emotions and behavior towards the old age.

They should be involved in family decisions, get more time to spent with their grandchildren, get in touch with their friends and relatives through online media; the ways are many but should be made use of.

Read the article to know more about the importance Balancing Work and Elder Care Through the Coronavirus Crisis.

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