Apr 24, 2018 by Tammara LaCasse
If you notice that your senior has started to feel overwhelmed or even frustrated, it is a common feeling experienced in seniors, but that does not mean you should ignore it. Many seniors start to feel this way because they are lonely and stuck in their home – most just need a companion or someone to talk to. Seniors want to remain in their home and keep their independence, but this can often mean that they miss out on chances to socialize and interact with others in their age group or community. Elder care resources are available to help your loved one get out of the house.
Mental acuity is one of the main concern when a senior is not active. Their memory may decline, but with socialization and friendships, your senior can keep his or her mental awareness.
Elder care resources suggest that your loved one get out of the home and socialize with others in the community. This can be in the form of an event or even a picnic that the local church is having. Your loved one will be able to meet new people and breathe in some fresh air. Sometimes, seniors may be unable to drive themselves around and will avoid socializing, but at Comfort Keepers, our team is able to provide transportation to assist your loved one in getting around town.
Another suggestion from elder care resources is that your loved one should form new friendships with others. This will allow your senior to reminisce in the past and recall old memories, which will work out the brain too.
Friendships are important for your loved one and elder care resources are available to make sure that your loved one can get out of the house and socialize. If you would like to learn more about our services at Comfort Keepers, give us a call at your convenience.