Simply just sitting down and having a warm conversation with an older adult about their concerns can help. If they are alone most of the time, it is likely they are encouraging their anxiety due to fear. Make a point of calling or visiting your loved ones and discussing all their queries and worries to make sure they have the right information about staying safe and venturing out of the house.
Ultimately, it is our duty to care for and support our older relatives and loved ones. We understand it can be difficult, and this past year or so has proven challenging for a number of reasons. If you or a loved one is struggling with the confidence to get back out, we encourage you to take the necessary precautions, but also to get back out and start enjoying yourself. See friends, go to the cinema, enjoy being out in the fresh air again. Just be safe also.
If you are interested in receiving some additional support with daily tasks and personal maintenance, please contact us about our at-home care services. We’d be happy to provide you with a free consultation and any other information regarding our personal home care services.