7 Ways to Boost Your Loved One’s Morale During the Coronavirus Epidemic

AARP

Linda Dono

To protect the most vulnerable residents against COVID-19, assisted living, continuing care and skilled nursing communities are raising the bar for casual visits — following federal and health care industry recommendations as coronavirus infections spread across the country.

What’s more, at least one state, California, is suggesting that gatherings inside these senior living centers of people susceptible to the virus be limited to no more than 10 per room, as the federal government is now encouraging for all gatherings. That can curtail social groups such as book clubs, craft classes and meals in the communal dining room.

So what can you do to keep a loved one engaged and not socially isolated?

Here are ideas to show you are still there in spirit and still care.