The best way to help your loved one in an assisted living home during COVID-19 is to stay connected. Depending on your situation and your loved one’s abilities, this may mean:

  • Regular phone calls or video calls using Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom
  • Sending letters and care packages with things your loved one may need to stay healthy, such as nutritious snacks and hand sanitizer, as well as things for entertainment, such as puzzles
  • Having “window visits,” or visiting them by standing outside of their window. Those interested in a window visit should call the community ahead of time to ensure this is allowed. 
  • Scheduling grocery deliveries with snacks or items to cook if your loved one has a kitchen in their apartment or cottage. Again, it’s best to call the community beforehand to ensure this is allowed.

If the above suggestions are unavailable to you or your loved one for any reason, you can also call the community for updates about their health and well-being. 

COVID-19 Update: With social distancing and stay-at-home orders, many seniors are struggling with loneliness and isolation. We’ve developed a list of products that caregivers or seniors can purchase to help older adults stay happy, healthy and connected, whether they are aging in place at home or in an assisted living community.

Additional Coronavirus FAQs