Many might think that social media is the exclusive domain of the younger generation. However, many of our older adults have enthusiastically adopted it to keep up with the times as well as their old acquaintances and younger family members.
While teens have moved on from Facebook, the older generation has found that it serves them quite well. They have recognized that others in their stations in life are also online and have used it to start discussion groups for life and health issues pertinent to them. Doctors and other professionals have keyed into this demographic and set up social media pages to take advantage of this customer and patient outlet.
Groups for the elderly experiencing specific ailments as well as groups directed at their caregivers are all readily available to those elderly who have increasingly availed themselves of this supportive network. Dementia to depression to diabetes – all can give and receive support in the comfort and convenience of their home. Overcoming loneliness is that much easier through social media. As more and more of the population ages and sticks closer to home, the internet as a support and educational tool becomes ever more important.
When home healthcare becomes necessary for your aging loved one, David York Home Healthcare Agency can provide skilled home health aide services. Our home health aides are caring and compassionate as well as sensitive to the physical and emotional needs of their patient. David York Agency can satisfy all your questions and would be happy to give you more information and discuss your case with you.
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