How to Reduce Senior Loneliness in 2022
Times have been a difficult time for the elderly, and the past few years have been especially trying with the onset of new protocols surrounding the COVID-19 virus. Isolation can be devastating to the mental health of fragile seniors, and this year almost 1.7 million seniors will face loneliness. Here are ways to safely include your elderly family member in the joys of the new year.
Change up Traditions
Send over a mini gardening kit and schedule a video call in order to recreate quality time with your family members. Help set out photos and decorate the house. What is a traditional experience you can recreate?
Share your Gratitude
Share your thoughts and feelings with your elderly family members. Explain ways in which you are grateful for the special relationship you share. Subtle and genuine reminders of gratitude will greatly improve your loved ones’ outlook.
Enjoy the Outdoors
As the weather allows, enjoy time outside with your elderly family members. This could be something as simple as enjoying fresh air and a cup of coffee on the porch, or time spent decorating the front yard.
Schedule Visits from Friends
If you are unable to visit regularly, schedule visits from friends, neighbors, or club members. Your loved one’s extracurricular organization may provide outreach programs for eldery/shut in attendees. You may even want to arrange for Companion Care or Respite Care with our Care Inc., team.
Coming up with thoughtful ways to include your elderly loved one while juggling the new year craze is tough. Our Care team is here to help with short term or long term care in order to relieve some of the stress of being a family caregiver. At CARE, we truly care for your family, and we tailor our care to meet their specific needs. We can help with medical appointments, shopping, and companionship. Contact us to discuss how our team can make a difference in the life of your family member.
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