Social isolation among seniors is a growing problem in the United States. More than 20% of adults age 60 and older report feeling lonely, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The good news is that there are things you can do to prevent or mitigate the effects of social isolation on your senior loved ones. Here are three actions you can take:
- Encourage them to get out of the house, even if it’s just for a walk around the block.
- Make sure they’re getting enough social interaction daily by inviting friends for dinner or calling them up for a chat about their lives.
- If you live far away from your parents and cannot easily visit them, make sure they have a phone with internet access—so they can talk with friends and family members by video or phone call whenever they like (or at least once every few days).
Many people don’t realize that social isolation can be a contributor to your loved one’s health and happiness.
By hiring home care services in Northwest Indiana, you can help your loved one stay socially engaged and avoid the effects of social isolation.
Our companion care services provide the support and care your senior loved one needs to thrive in their home environment.
Our staff can help combat social isolation by providing them with the recreational activities they need to stay active and engaged in their community.
Morality Home Care also provides various services for senior care in Indiana. These services include homemaker, attendant care, and occasional care.
Contact us today at 219-267-1779 for more information!