Engagement for the ElderlyKeeping your loved one active and social can be tough and frustrating, especially if he or she is resistant to the idea or feels anxious about getting involved. But this social interaction is extremely crucial to living a long, happy and healthy life.

That’s why a caregiver referred by Griswold is committed to enhancing your loved one’s social engagement, and then maintaining it at the most appropriate and beneficial level.

The social services that a caregiver provides are unique to the wants and needs of your loved one, but may include:

  • Helping your loved one reach out to old friends
  • Coordinating visits with friends and family
  • Finding local events and activities to attend or clubs and classes to join
  • Transporting your loved one to the places where these events convene

Besides aiding in your loved one’s relationships with friends and family, a Griswold-referred caregiver also serves as another source of social interaction! A caregiver not only provides medication reminders and assistance with household chores, but he or she is also a friend to talk to and simply enjoy time with. And that’s truly what your loved one needs and deserves.

We hope you found this series on elderly social engagement helpful and interesting. Make sure to subscribe to our blog so you don’t miss next week’s blog posts, which will expand on this week’s topic about safeguarding against senior isolation.  

What kind of social activity do you or your loved one currently engage in? Please let us know in the comments below!