Date: March 14, 2023

Author: Griswold Home Care


As we age, it becomes more difficult to stay connected with family members who are living in different parts of the world or have busy lives. However, for seniors, staying connected is essential for both mental and physical wellbeing. As a caregiver for a senior loved one, you can help them stay involved and connected with the family by using some creative methods.

Engaging Activities

Keeping your senior loved one engaged in activities that include other family members can be beneficial for both their physical and emotional health. Try organizing weekly video calls with 1 or 2 family members with services like Zoom and FaceTime so your elderly relative can keep up to date on the latest news from their loved ones. You might also consider setting up an online photo album that your elderly relative can access from a computer or tablet. More info for senior friendly tablet options can be found here. This will give them a chance to look at pictures of their grandkids, great-grandkids, and other relatives they may not get to see often.

Encouraging Socialization

Socialization is something that many seniors struggle with as they age. It’s important to encourage your senior loved ones to maintain relationships outside of immediate family members by connecting them with friends or other seniors in their local community. Consider taking them out for lunch or coffee with friends on a regular basis so they don’t feel isolated and alone. Additionally, joining social clubs or attending classes geared towards seniors could be beneficial in keeping them socially active. Griswold Home Care maintains relationships with many community organizations like local senior centers so our caregivers will be aware of activities that may be of interest around Worcester and the surrounding area.

Staying Informed

The internet has made it easier than ever before for seniors to stay informed about current events around the world as well as news within their own families. A home caregiver can encourage your elderly relative to read newspapers and magazines online every day so they can keep up-to-date on what is happening in their local community. Additionally, you can help them subscribe to newsletters related to topics/organizations they are interested in; this will provide them with interesting content that helps keep their minds sharp while providing helpful updates about what is going on within their own families.

Staying connected with family members is essential for seniors’ mental and physical wellbeing and something that needs to be considered if you’re responsible for their care. With some creative thinking, careful planning and the right support, you can help your senior loved one stay involved by engaging them in activities such as video calls, photo albums, social clubs and classes geared towards seniors, reading newspapers/magazines/newsletters online, etc..

We understand that fulfilling all areas of care for your loved one can be overwhelming. Contact the Griswold Home Care Worcester office to learn more about how you can hire a home caregiver to make sure your loved one has the support they need to stay connected with the rest of the family.

Date: March 14, 2023