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How the Social Care Program Makes Social Distancing Less Stressful for Seniors in McKinney, TX and Surrounding Areas

Visiting Angels provides quality home care solutions that can help seniors in McKinney, Allen, Plano, Frisco and surrounding areas in Collin County, TX follow social distancing guidelines while continuing to stay in touch with loved ones

Healthcare professionals around the world are encouraging social distancing as a means of slowing down the spread of the novel coronavirus. Since seniors and adults with chronic illnesses are at a particularly high risk of developing serious complications after contracting the virus, they need to follow all health and safety recommendations and socially isolate themselves as much as possible.

While social distancing is put in place to preserve the health of people, it is understandable that many adults and especially seniors feel lonely and isolated from their communities. With quality home care solutions from Visiting Angels McKinney, your loved one can lessen the effects of social distancing and socialize with family and friends without having to leave their home.

What is Social Distancing?

Social distancing is one of the most effective measures for battling contagious diseases like COVID-19. Some of the ways social distancing is practiced include:

  • Keeping a distance from other people when in public (a minimum of 6 feet is recommended)
  • Going outdoors only when necessary (to get essential home items and groceries, for example)
  • Avoiding social gatherings with 10+ people
  • Avoiding all but non-essential travel

While social distancing keeps us all safe during the pandemic, seniors may have a hard time limiting their contact with family members. They may feel lonely and vulnerable, which can aggravate existing health problems and lead to the development of new ones. Visiting Angels McKinney can help your loved one during this difficult time by introducing them to digital tools that enable online socialization. With our quality home care services, your parent can follow healthcare guidelines and socialize from the comfort of their home.

What is the Social Care Program?

Our Social Care program encourages seniors to stay in touch with family and friends and go online for a myriad of other reasons, like shopping or reading the news. With a quality home care program in place, your loved one can easily learn how to:

  • Use a smartphone to place calls
  • Communicate with others via Skype and FaceTime
  • Send text messages and emails
  • Make a Facebook account
  • Use search engines to browse the Internet
  • Shop online
  • And more

How Does the Social Care Program Help Seniors in McKinney and Surrounding Areas?

Thanks to modern technology, your loved one can practice social distancing and still stay socially active. They can call family and friends, stay up to date with Facebook, watch movies and TV shows, meet new people, make online purchases and much, much more.

At Visiting Angels McKinney, we understand that not all seniors are comfortable with new technologies and devices. Some may have a hard time remembering new commands due to cognitive issues, others may be worried about their safety. Our caregivers are trained to help seniors overcome these problems and allow them to make the most out of the digital tools at their disposal.

If you would like to learn more about our Social Care program and other quality home care solutions in your area, call our McKinney, TX office at 214-491-1999 today!

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