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Seniors have been at an increased risk of isolation since the start of the pandemic. For Right at Home, providing companionship has been one of the biggest priorities in its mission to help seniors age comfortably at home.

By David StatmanContributor
SPONSOREDUpdated 1:13PM 09/21/21

In an interview with the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Cedar Rapids Right at Home franchisee Stephanie Humphries outlined one of the major challenges senior citizens are facing during the pandemic: social isolation.

With the Delta variant sweeping through the United States, Right at Home’s work helping seniors age at home has become a lifeline to the outside world. “Oftentimes we are a liaison between adult children who don’t live here (and older adults),” Humphries said. “We serve as the eyes and ears for aging parents and grandparents.”

Humphries also shared a number of tips for helping elderly loved ones feel special and cared for, including enjoying dinner together or simply taking the time to have a conversation with them.

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