Adjusting to a COVID-19 World Often Hardest for Seniors
TTUHSC Doctor Recommends Listening Over Lecturing
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused all of us to adapt to new realities like social distancing and sheltering in place. In addition, many health care clinics and facilities are consulting with patients by phone or through telemedicine, churches, hobby groups and social organizations have taken their activities to Facebook and YouTube and schools, businesses and restaurants can only be accessed online.
For school-aged children, college students and working adults, technologies like FaceTime and Zoom have eased some of the hardships created by the necessary public health responses. However, John Culberson, M.D., director of clinical geriatric programs at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Garrison Institute on Aging, said making such adjustments to daily routines has not been quite so simple for elderly individuals.