In the current pandemic, it is especially important to find ways to communicate with our isolated loved ones. Here are some instructions on how to use technology to stay connected as well as some articles with other helpful tips.
Zoom is a video-conferencing platform that is helpful. A zoom account is not required if you are joining a call as a participant, a Zoom account is only required if you need to create your own meeting. This makes it easier on your loved one, since you can create the meeting and simply send them a link to join.
How to Use Zoom:
How to Use Skype:
How to Make a Facetime Call:
Another great option, is the app Whatsapp. This app allows for text messaging, audio messages, image sharing, and video calls. It is a helpful app if your isolated loved one doesn't have an iPhone or iPad device (and therefore can't Facetime), or if they live in a different country.
Another video-chatting option for Google and Android users is Google Duo.
Here is a helpful article on tablets that are "senior-friendly":
And here are some other helpful resources: