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Staying Connected with Loved Ones so Important During this Time

As increasingly tighter restrictions are being put into place in aged care facilities to protect the elderly from COVID-19, family and friends are being encouraged to find other ways to stay connected with their elderly loved ones.

Children under the age of 16 should not be visiting with their grandparents at this time and only a maximum of two family members are encouraged to visit their elderly loved ones. These visits should also be kept at a maximum of 2 hours.

So what can we do to stay in contact with our loved ones in these uncertain times? Technology is key for social connection:

  • Phone calls
  • Video calls (Skype, Zoom or FaceTime)
  • Messaging

Take the time now to help your elderly loved ones get set up with the various technologies needed to enable social interactions during these forced periods of isolation.

 

For more information you can read the full article here: As coronavirus COVID-19 enforces social distancing, you can stay connected to family


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