Our brains need stimulation, no matter how old we are. Once the kids move out and we retire, having reasons to keep the little grey cells firing is crucial to maintaining our mental health and well-being. It can be quite a struggle to find things to do and to remain engaged. We want to make a contribution to society. According to the World Health Organization, between 2015 and 2050, the population of those over the age of 60 will increase from 900 million to 2 billion people. If you or your parent struggle to find reasons to participate in social activities with others, the risk in developing a mental disorder or depression increases substantially. Additionally, WHO estimates that over 20% of those older than 60 suffer from a mental or a neurological disorder.
Boosting your mental health and wellness does not have to be difficult. There are steps you can take now that will help. The caregiving team at Home Instead Senior Care Hamilton supports elders and their families with a variety of services that help keep the aged living independently. Our dedicated staff works diligently to make sure you or your senior loved one can continue engaging in life and making a difference during this fantastic season of life.
Avoid letting struggles with physical health or boredom lead to problems with your mental health. Staying healthy in all areas of your life, physical, social, and spiritual, is a step in the right direction. Here are four suggestions you can implement today:
Sometimes families need extra support. That is where Home Instead Senior Care shines. Our professional caregivers are highly-trained to assist you or your senior loved one to remain active, stay involved with life, and live independently. We work with families to create a customized plan for the level of attention required to meet your loved one’s needs.
Call us at (905) 521-5500 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality senior care services we deliver each day to families in the Hamilton community.
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