Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, NE 68510
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Elderly Care 101: The Importance of Socialization November 14, 2016

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Elderly Care 101: The Importance of Socialization, Lincoln, Nebraska

Losing the ability to drive, staying home to care for an ailing spouse, the passing away of friends—many factors contribute to elderly isolation. As humans are highly communal creatures, social interaction is a vital part of elderly care. To foster this, the compassionate staff members at Keep ‘Em Home Personal Care Services emphasize the importance of senior socialization in the Lincoln, NE community and include companion care in their top offerings.

Review why socialization is a necessary component of elderly care to keep the loved ones in your life happy and healthy:

  • Decreases Cognitive Decline: Numerous studies show social activities and relationships significantly slow the rate of cognitive decline. For example, the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago studied over 1,100 seniors for 12 years, none of whom had dementia. The rate of cognitive decline was 70% less among those who socialized consistently.
  • elderly careIncreases Physical Activity: Research indicates people living in areas with higher populations are more active than those who live in rural communities. Being surrounded by helpful, trustworthy neighbors inspires people to walk more because they feel comfortable and safe. In turn, a network of nearby friends encourages elderly community members to stay mobile.
  • Improves Attitude & Immunity: According to a 2011 study by the University of Miami’s Global Business Forum, attitude and lifestyle eclipse genetics in regards to aging and happiness. Among other health benefits, social interactions can boost the immune system, moderate blood pressure, and reduce depression.

Whether it’s going to the grocery store with a friend, volunteering for local nonprofit organizations, or spending time with grandchildren, the power of socialization cannot be underestimated. The caring staff at Keep ‘Em Home Personal Care Services loves to socialize with seniors, and they are always happy to take walks or play games. This social stimulation is invaluable to the senior in your life.

Learn more about companion care, chore assistance, and other valuable elderly care services from Keep ‘Em Home Personal Care Services today. Call (402) 937-7000 or like the senior care service on Facebook for regular updates. You can also visit the website for more information.

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