Advice for Elderly Tenants during Coronavirus Pandemic
Advice for the Elderly Tenants
To keep everyone as safe as possible during the Coronavirus Pandemic, the government has issued guidelines for older people to self-isolate.
We recognise that this can be a worrying and lonely time for many older people, and we would like to share the following advice, useful websites and phone numbers so you can seek further information:
- Those at increased risk of severe illness from Coronavirus are required by the government to self-isolate. This includes people aged 70 or over, regardless of medical conditions.
- General advice is to keep a shopping list of things you need such as food and household items, medication, and don’t forget things you may enjoy doing like books, crosswords and magazines. This will allow family/friends/helpers to purchase what you really need.
- Seek help if you are worried about any medical appointments, some outpatient services may be rearranged or you might be able to have consultations over the telephone. You can find out more about this on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults
- Try and remain active around your home (and garden if you have one). There are a lot of resources online to help you get exercise at home, for example the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/physical-activity-guidelines-older-adults/
- Try and eat well, sleep well and keep hydrated by drinking plenty.
- Keep your mind busy with puzzles, reading, crosswords, colouring, crafts, games, or any other activities in the home you may enjoy.
- If you have access to a smart-phone, tablet or computer consider video calling friends or relatives to stay in touch. If you aren’t able to set this up yourself, a friend or family member may be able to talk you through this over the phone.
Guidelines on social distancing for everyone in the UK (GOV.UK website):
Physical activity guidelines for older adults (NHS UK):
Doing your shopping – coronavirus advice (Age UK):
Information about coronavirus (COVID-19) and what you can do (Age UK):
Are you feeling anxious about the Coronavirus? (Age UK):
On this page you’ll find links to services and community initiatives to help you during these uncertain times.
These include shops who’ll deliver groceries to your home, take-away meals for the vulnerable as well as mental health support and much more.
Take a look at the links below:
Support for people living in West Lindsey District Council
Support for people living in East Lindsey District Council
Support for people living in North Kesteven District Council
Voluntary Centre Services volunteering opportunities
Wellbeing Lincs helpline for the vulnerable
Support for people living in North Lincolnshire
North East Lincolnshire
Support for people living in North East Lincolnshire