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Assisted Living Socialization Improves Senior Health

Loneliness can increase health risks for seniors:

Many seniors living at home are dealing with loneliness because they may not be getting the regular amount of socialization, stimulation and communication they need. This feeling of isolation can seriously impact the physical and mental health of our much-loved seniors.

For many aging adults, the key to increasing socialization may be to move to an Assisted Living community, or to consider another type of senior care options. Fortunately, these senior care communities can improve the overall health and happiness of your loved one with daily opportunities for socialization designed for maximum enjoyment and to improve the overall health and quality of life of your senior. Assisted Living communities provide well planned and convenient nutritious meals and well planned shared activities with other residents having similar interests.

Portrait Of Senior Friends Enjoying Outdoor Dinner Party At Home

 

Benefits of socialization for seniors include:

  • Improved mental health – isolated seniors can often experience a cognitive decline, forms of dementia, general unhappiness and symptoms of depression. Assisted Living facilities offer proven ways to provide consistent interaction and socialization with others to help reduce these symptoms in older adults.
  • Better physical health – socially active seniors can enjoy the health benefits of increased mobility, fewer aches and pains, lower blood pressure, and even an improved immune system. Assisted living communities provide well planned and professionally run activities to get seniors up and active.
  • Improved nutrition – Community dining in Assisted Living facilities provide needed daily socialization as well as improved nutrition. These senior care facilities have professionally planned meal programs designed to improve the dietary habits and overall health of their senior residents.

 

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