Holidays and the Elderly

Posted by on 21 December 2018 | Comments

Holidays and the Elderly

The Holidays can be a very stressful and a time when elderly members of our families may suffer from depression. Perhaps they have recently lost a spouse, or simply are sad thinking about the years gone by.  Some signs of depression include; Sleep problems, Fatigue, exhaustion or the loss of interest in activities, aching joints and muscles, changes in appetite or weight loss or headaches. Certainly some of these signs could indicate other issue, and you should check with your family doctor. Other signs in elderly that might signal an issue include a change in their personal appearance, not showering or grooming or a change in their home, a once tidy housekeeper now has a cluttered environment. Seniors who live alone are isolated, and if they needed emergency help, might not be able to get it in time.

Senior living communities like the Masonic Care Community offer a continuum of care, from independent retirement apartments at Acacia Village to Adult Residential living and skilled nursing. In all our levels of care, we offer social interaction through group activities, trips and a variety of entertainment. Residents can make their own schedule, and do not need to worry about getting to the grocery store, meal preparation or home maintenance. Individuals who have moved into our senior living options are healthier and happier, connecting with individuals who have like experiences. Our residence options allow purposeful living for the more than 500 seniors who call the Masonic Care Community home.

If you would like more information on the continuum of care offered at the Masonic Care Community call us for a tour at 315-798-4768.