Thinking about your aging parents in this crisis can be stressful. They may know to wash their hands and stay at home. But, can you help them feel connected in this time of social distancing, without letting your worry interfere? Is there a better way to say, “Mom, I just called to say… wait, you went where yesterday?”
Reaching out and checking in on loved ones, especially aging parents, can help us and them feel more connected. But not every call, text, or message can help, especially when we ourselves are feeling scared and overwhelmed. Knowing when to call, and what to say, can result in helping our loved ones feel more loved and less blanketed in our own fears.
Below are five tips to help stay connected during this strange time.