The COVID-19 pandemic has many people stuck at home. If your elderly loved one is at home and feeling bored, it is important to make sure they have something to do. While you may not be able to go over to their home at this time, you can hire caregivers to help them out.
The caregivers can help your elderly loved one to stay busy, so they don’t get bored, depressed, or overwhelmed. There are many ideas that can help your elderly loved one to prevent boredom.
Going Through Clothes
When was the last time your elderly loved one went through their clothes? Do they have a stash of clothes in their closet or dresser that they never wear? If so, the COVID-19 stay-at-home order gives them the perfect opportunity to go through their clothes. You can have your elderly loved one’s caregivers encourage them to make piles – getting rid of, selling, throwing away, or keeping.
If your elderly loved one is starting to feel bored due to the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, it might help them to read books. There are so many different types of books out there of varying lengths and genres. If your elderly loved one has a difficult time reading, there are many websites and programs that offer free e-books. This can help to keep your elderly loved one’s mind occupied while they are at home.
Now is as good of a time as any for your elderly loved one to catch up on the television shows they have been wanting to watch. Whether that is a medical show, drama movie, thriller, sci-fi, or anything else, it will give your elderly loved one something to do. Who knows? Maybe your elderly loved one will find a new genre that they never knew they loved.
Does your elderly loved one enjoy puzzles? They could try out some sudoku or crossword puzzles. A jigsaw puzzle is another great option. If your elderly loved one isn’t into puzzles, they can do word searches instead. You can send them some of these puzzles in the mail or you can have their caregivers pick some up for them from the store.
These are some of the best things that your elderly loved one can do if they are feeling bored. The COVID-19 pandemic has many people wondering what they can do while they are stuck at home. However, when thinking about it, there really are so many options for keeping someone occupied while they are at home. From puzzles to television to reading, all the above-mentioned options can help your elderly loved one to prevent boredom.