New Delhi. Everyone is forced to stay in homes due to the Corona lockdown. Troubled too. But the problems of the more at-risk people, such as the elderly and homeless, are more common than usual. Therefore it is important to take special care of such needy people. According to the Independent, to prevent the spread of infection, it is necessary that such people do not have a chance of getting out. To ensure that the competent people have to take some measures and efforts.
Caroline Abrahams, director of Age UK, some other experts and campaign and lonely people, are offering some tips to enable competent people not to be forced to leave their homes by helping the elderly and other at-risk people around them. Doing so will prevent charitable work along with avoiding the risk of infection.
Help the homeless too: Due to the lockdown, the business is broken. Many are also homeless. They have been forced to starve under the open sky. A food bank can be created voluntarily to provide food for such people. This remedy will prevent the homeless from wandering around to eat.
Adopt digital methods for communication: The government has talked about physical distance, in which face to face communication can be difficult. But that does not mean being socially cut off. According to the Independent, the main problem is for the elderly, who are not very aware of the technology. For such people, some constructive measures should be taken that will keep in touch and keep their morale up. By the way, it is usually easy to keep contact through phone, online or post. The important thing is to keep in touch with people and keep them informed by adopting least risky methods.
Find out their needs: If there is a family in your neighborhood which has only elderly people, then first find out their needs. For this, use an app or mobile phone. Or you can also put a card outside the door of the elderly, on which they write the names of the goods they need. If you are afraid of spreading the virus, keep those items at the door.
Try to eliminate loneliness: To alleviate the loneliness of the elderly, keep sharing information regularly on the WhatsApp group. Make video calls, also post on Facebook. If you know that neighbors use Twitter or other social media platforms, then use them as well. Use the app if needed.
Encourage Activity and Movement: For the elderly locked in homes, along with mental problems, their movement and activity also decreases. It also affects their physical health. Therefore, they need to be motivated to remain physically active. In such a situation, according to their interest or habits, they can provide such items, so that they can keep their activity while working and do not even feel lonely. For this, taking care of plants inside the house and communicating with nature is also a good way.
If possible, give time: Those who do not need to remain completely isolated themselves can also help physically. This may include volunteers from competent organizations. A group of people can be formed, who can give voluntary time to help others. Under this, works like fetching goods from the market, cooking for the people, distribution of them can be done. Many organizations are engaged in these works. You can also extend a helping hand by joining them.
Help with food, hygiene materials: Right now people are filling their daily necessities in their homes. This trend should be discouraged. The food bank has seen a decrease in donations of other items. Need is to increase our cooperation in Food Bank. Find out which food bank is lacking in what and what you can support. Hygiene is also necessary to prevent the corona epidemic. It is advisable to wash hands frequently, wear masks etc. For this, sapons, masks and sanitizers can also be given to the needy.
Donate freely : Donation is very important for any charitable work. Without it, it is difficult to campaign on a large scale. You can do noble work in combating the corona crisis by donating to the government or voluntary organizations to overcome resources. Many governments and organizations have also made available the option of online donation for this, so that you can give support money right from home.
Do not spread fear online: These days when we are sitting in our houses, then obviously we give more time online. Communicate in a digital way. Therefore, it is important to know the context and confirm it before giving any information to anyone. When you are using social media, keep in mind that people are feeling lonely at the moment, so your message is not going to be intimidating or intimidating for anyone. Do not spread any unconfirmed talk or rumor, which creates trouble or unnecessary fear for anyone.