From the Optimal Aging Portal | How caregivers can remain connected to their loved ones
Published: April 7, 2020
Approximately eight million Canadians are caregivers to a loved one facing some sort of mental and/or physical health condition or challenge. Physical distancing practices that have been put in place to help stop the spread of the coronavirus are creating unique challenges for caregivers who play many significant roles. Having to accomplish a number of tasks remotely requires new ways of thinking to ensure loved ones continue to receive the care and support they need.
Leaning more heavily on technology may help caregivers stay connected to their loved ones while also making essential tasks like medication reminders easier. There are a number of apps and technology devices that can be used for a variety of needs.
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The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal (mcmasteroptimalaging.org), a unique online health resource created by McMaster University to support the healthy aging of Canada’s older adult population, is highlighting ways to stay active and engaged while practicing physical distancing during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.