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Strengthening Multi-Generational Bonds is Important for Senior Health

By Home Care Assistance, 11:27 pm on October 17, 2014

While halting the aging process entirely isn’t a possibility, there are certain things that can be done to help seniors maintain a spirit of youthfulness. From staying healthy and eating well to being socially active and connected to others, seniors can lead lives that are rich and filled with vitality. Strengthening multi-generational bonds is one of the most effective ways to promote senior health. According to a U.S. News article entitled “Should Seniors Live Alone or With Family?” the author claims that, “among those over 80, nearly half report suffering from loneliness.”

This tells the staff at Home Care Assistance of Phoenix that while many seniors are able to age in place, they’re doing so in isolation without the continuous support of family members or a 24/7 caregiver.

While diet, exercise, and regular doctor’s visits can help seniors stay in tip top shape, it is the bonds with others that have the greatest impact on their lives.Socializing, communication and healthy relationships are all important factors of maintaining overall well-being and quality of life. It’s very important for aging adults to have a life that revolves around generations of all ages, from grandchildren to senior-aged peers. Spending time with the younger set is an excellent way to add a spark of youthful energy.

Too often, our senior citizens are found sitting in a chair, looking out the window or watching television, lost in loneliness. When they become involved with people who care about them, they will be reminded to enjoy the richness of life. Add variety in generations to truly spice things up and make each day a surprise that is something to look forward to.

If your aging loved one is feeling isolated and alone in their home, consider talking to them about hiring a live-in caregiver in Phoenix. The 24/7 caregivers from Home Care Assistance can provide help with daily tasks, social stimulation and genuine companionship. Not only will your aging parent feel taken care of, but you will once again have peace of mind knowing that they’re receiving constant support. Call us today at 602.388.1085 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a free consultation.