How to Support Older Adults during Corona Virus

From Family Eldercare

Here’s what YOU can do to support older adults in your life:

· Check in on your elder neighbors and loved ones.

· Know what medications your loved one is taking; Help them refill online or go to drive thru pick up for them.

· Monitor food and other medical supplies (oxygen, incontinence, dialysis, wound care) needed and create a plan to keep them well stocked.

· Older adults and those with suppressed immune systems SHOULD stock up on non-perishable food items to have on hand to minimize trips to stores. If you are not in a high-risk group, please don’t stockpile.

If your loved one is in a care facility no longer accepting visitors, keep in contact by phone, email, or facetime. Know the protocol of that facility if there is an outbreak.