Resources for Helping Seniors Who Are On Their Own

 


 What You Can Do for the Seniors in Your Community

 You have likely encountered a senior or two in your neighborhood or community, but have you ever stopped to think of their home and health situation? The fact is that it’s not at all uncommon for seniors to age in place without assistance. However, it’s not without hardships for them, especially with medical, physical, and even mental issues often left unchecked. Unfortunately, many of them also don’t have loved ones present to care for them, which is why we need to check on their welfare regularly and maybe even help them with their challenges, particularly during the pandemic.

 Here are some useful links to guide you with the task.

  

Home Situation

Home should be the safest and most comfortable place to be, but for many seniors, this isn’t always the case. Know what to look out for to ensure a senior’s safety and security at home.

 

Making Home Safer for Seniors

Best Safety Devices for Seniors

Selling Their Home Could Free Up Cash to Take Care of Expenses

  

Health Needs

Older adults are often more vulnerable to medical and mobility issues. Ensuring that their nutritional needs are met will contribute greatly to their quality of life.

 COVID-19 Resources: Care for Older Adults

Helping Seniors Avoid Injury During Exercise

Healthy Eating for Older Adults

Dealing with Loss of Appetite in Older Adults



Heart and Mind Matters

Seniors often fall prey to mental and emotional problems, especially when they are separated from their loved ones, and they can truly benefit from your time and attention.


 One in Three Seniors Is Lonely. Here's How It’s Hurting Their Health

Keeping Lonely Seniors Company Keeps Them Healthy

Ways of Preventing Social Isolation Among Seniors

7 Signs That Can Help You Identify If an Elderly Person Needs More Assistance

 

Ultimately, you’re not only doing seniors a kindness when you check on them; you’re actually fulfilling a god-given duty. We all need to look out for each other in our community, after all, so let’s not lose sight of that.

 

Provided to Satisfying Retirement by Beverly Nelson at Standupforcaregivers.org


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