There’s no place like home and at the moment that is where everyone is. From the village (Uganda) to the city (San Francisco) hut or palace people are in their domiciles to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The objective is to keep everyone healthy and for the sickness to curve downward and stop infecting people.
There are (as you have heard) additional considerations for keeping the elderly healthy especially now.
My client Henry has Alzheimers.
“Henry we can’t go to play bridge today; there is a virus that is making many people sick.”
“okay what will we do instead? When are we going to play bridge?”
The stay at home order is rough for everyone. Keeping the elderly safe is the first order of business so what little social life he/she had isn’t happening.
TV is good distraction for the elderly (in moderation). I spoke about some fun and low impact exercises. Gets those muscles moving and gets their minds off the routine that we spent months building.
Making crafts or cookies with a female client would be good. Even if my client cannot make the craft, she can be engaged in the activity.
Keeping the frustration level down, staying well hydrated and healthy is a tall order.
I’m pouring a tall class of cold tea – anyone want a glass?
How are you staying healthy at home?