Aging in place offers seniors the opportunity to remain in their homes. While this is often preferable, it also poses a risk for seniors to become isolated.
As seniors age, they may find it difficult to get involved in social interactions. They may find themselves feeling isolated or sad. For this reason, Simply Compassion has designed social care help to target seniors in need of socialization.
Research shows that social interaction is an important part of development for humans of any age range. Seniors who engage in regular social activities and interactions may have better emotional and mental health outcomes.
Isolation and loneliness can impact a person’s overall well-being. At Simply Compassion, we take a holistic approach to our in-home care for seniors. Part of this includes paying close attention to their needs for social care.
Preventing Social Isolation
Part of senior isolation could result from a lack of transportation. Seniors who cannot drive may not be able to visit friends and family or participate in activities they enjoy.
Simply Compassion’s home care workers can assist in transporting seniors to allow them to do the things they enjoy. In addition, some elderly individuals feel isolated after the loss of a spouse or friend.
Our in-home caregivers can help provide resources and support to guide seniors through this difficult time.
The hobbies and activities we enjoy are important to our identity as humans.
Seniors often lose touch with their social or recreational activities. Perhaps it’s a lack of transportation, however, it could also be due to their physical limitations.
Based on our person-centered approach and individualized care plan, our team works with your loved one to find adaptations and ways to remain involved in the community. In turn, your loved one will feel supported and experience a better quality of life.
Ways to Encourage Social Interaction for Seniors
Seniors have many tools and resources at their disposal to help them combat isolation. Often, they simply need a push or a helping hand to get started. Simply Compassion can help get your loved one involved in the things they enjoy. For example, seniors can:
- Use technologies such as Video chat to stay connected with friends and family
- Visit local libraries to read and join clubs
- Participate in senior community activities
- Join a senior sports or recreation team
- Enjoy new connections and conversations with their caregiver
Simply Compassion Social Care Support
These are just a few of the many ways Simply Compassion’s caregivers work to help combat isolation and depression in seniors. Our highly skilled and trained staff pay close attention to the signs of isolation and loneliness in seniors. If we notice your loved one feeling isolated, we’ll step in with support to help encourage positive social interactions.
Our personalized process is designed to maximize your comfort and independence while addressing your unique individual needs. Call today to learn more about the home care company Arizona residents trust.
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