Fun in Isolation for Elder Family Member

Most of us have had to stay close to home due to the virus crisis. For older Americans or those with health issues, being at home can lead to health issues and depression. Keeping everyone active is essential.

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Fun in Isolation for Elder Family Member
3 Min Read April 12th, 2020

The virus crisis is keeping most people indoors or very close to home. Being tied up at home can make most of us stir crazy, but for older people, it might also not be suitable for physical and mental health. Many of the same activities that seniors are encouraged to do during the winter can be applied to our time of social separation and isolation.

Experts say, everyone, especially those who are older, need to keep mind and body active. Enlivant, who operates senior assisted living and respite care communities throughout the U.S., recommends several things which will help during the virus crisis, the winter, or anytime we find ourselves and our loved ones at home.

Chair exercises – Maintaining our muscle strength becomes more important as we get older. One of the biggest concerns older people face is the risk of a fall. Falls are a significant reason seniors need long-term care or die.  This link will give you 18 different chair exercises you, or a loved one can use to keep you active and healthy.

Board games  Back in the day, board games were the rage for both kids and adults. Video games took over for the younger generations, but they are coming back. Many board games can get your mind and imagination active. Don’t forget the hours of fun as well. There are several card games and video-based games even seniors will enjoy. Click here and discover options.

Yoga – Practicing yoga can be calming and help enhance a person’s overall well-being. When you practice yoga, your body will remain more flexible. Click here and find several yoga postures.

Book Clubs – People still read books, either old fashioned paper bound books or electronic books. One nice thing about electronic devices the user can change the font size. This makes a book easier to read. Audiobooks are also available. The discussion of books might be a little harder, but people can use computer programs like Zoom and meet on a video conference.

Being a Caregiver is Never Easy

Caring for elders is not easy in the best of times. Keeping independent and healthier elders is vital to help them avoid or delay dependence. For those who need help with their daily activities-of-daily-living, obtaining the right care will help them maintain a better quality of life. Planning for the financial costs and burdens of aging is essential to retirement planning.

Affordable Long-Term Care Insurance offers guaranteed tax-free benefits to pay for quality care, either at home or in a facility. This gives you the resources to protect assets and reduce the stress otherwise placed on your family.

Long-Term Care Insurance Will Prepare Family and Finances

Be sure to take action in your 40s or 50s when you enjoy better health, and policies are very affordable. Start your research by finding the current and future cost of extended care where you live. The LTC NEWS cost of care calculator will be a perfect resource. Access this information by clicking here.

Be sure to use the help of a qualified Long-Term Care Insurance specialist who works with the major insurance companies. Premiums vary dramatically between companies. Be sure you get the best coverage at the lowest price.

Find a trusted and experienced Long-Term Care Insurance specialist by clicking here.

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LTC News Contributor James Kelly

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