FaceTiming and Hungry Hippos: How the elderly are being supported and entertained during coronavirus outbreak

For the elderly and vulnerable who find themselves in self-isolation during the coronavirus outbreak, there have been a number of innovative and uplifting ways they are being kept entertained.

Certain groups including those over 70 and those with underlying health conditions have been told to strictly adhere to social distancing measures to ensure they are further protected. That means for many living in care homes, they are unable to see family members or loved ones.

Residents at Bryn Celyn Care Home in Maesteg have been enjoying a game of 'giant Hungry Hippos' with their carers.

In a video posted on social media, the residents can be heard laughing along as their wheelchairs are pushed into the centre of the room to collect as many coloured balls as possible.

A care home spokesman said: "Residents really enjoyed playing a new game today Hungry Hippos. Lots of laughter to lift morale of the team and residents."

At Pen-y-Bont care home in Abertillery, staff there have been making sure they are keeping in touch with their families while visiting is restricted.

Watch the video below: