SILVERcare provides homecare in Greenville, NC, Washington NC, and Kinston NC. Loneliness in seniors is a huge problem in America and it can also lead to many health risks. The Washington post outlines just how detrimental senior isolation can be on an individual’s health. It can be just as detrimental as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Click here to read more on this epidemic. The good news is that it can be prevented. Here are 3 ways to prevent senior isolation.
1. Keep Them Close to Their Hobbies
A big warning sign of depression and/or isolation in a senior is the abandoning of their favorite hobby. Make sure that you find ways to help facilitate a way for them to do the things they love. Whether it’s swimming, gardening, or cooking. Make time to help them keep in touch with the things that light their fire.
2. Organize Outings
Getting outside in the sunlight can make a huge difference on a person’s mood. Make time to take your loved one to a movie, a restaurant, or somewhere where they can see a close friend. Seeing familiar places and being around people help seniors feel normal and that they still have a life ahead of them. Even if you schedule this once a week, it will make a huge difference in your elder loved one’s mood and overall well-being.
3. Invest in Homecare
Not everybody has the means to visit their aging relative daily, and that’s okay. It is, however, important to make sure that they’re not being neglected. Investing in a home care service ensures that they can go on outings, see a familiar place, and engage in conversation with somebody on a regular basis. Even if you can’t be there all the time, someone else who cares will be so that you can have peace of mind.
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SILVERcare is a locally owned, licensed home care agency which was established in 1993 in Greenville, NC, Washington NC, and Kinston NC. We provide in-home assistance and personal care services to the elderly, disabled and injured.The greatest fear many seniors have about the aging process is the loss of their independence. SILVERcare addresses these concerns by giving seniors the support they need to remain in their homes, living independently, for as long as possible. Our personal care services provide peace of mind to our clients and their families. If you’re ready to get started, contact us today!