Caring For The Emotional Needs Of Seniors

Caring For The Emotional Needs Of Seniors

We all know that senior citizens are always more worried than other age groups when it comes to their safety and well-being. For such a person, physical and mental support can lead to lack of proper sleep, poor appetite, inability to concentrate, and so on. Emotional care is a major part of ensuring that these people get to live their retirement life happily and comfortably.


Elderly people feel the need to be connected with people around them, or at least the ones they like or love. Visits and phone calls from younger family members allow an aged person to feel loved and cared for. It can be helpful if they have internet access, and the knowledge to make good use of it when visits from family are infrequent. Photos, books and music can remind them of happy moments in life, and it is also good for them to get more involved in family occasions like marriages and baby births.


An elder with links to the community can feel connected with the world outside their own family. Don’t let them spend too much time alone, and see if they need transportation to local events, fairs, or shopping trips. People at this age can benefit greatly from being in touch with organizations that support their interests. If they follow the news, make sure they know how to operate the controls of the TV. Local channels can keep them up to date of the happenings in the neighborhood, and lend a sense of involvement that works positively in VA home care.


Elderly people can still enjoy themselves in many ways, and all they usually need are chances to do that. Maybe they want to go to a ball game, or visit the library; you may never know unless you ask them.

These are some of the things, that affect the emotional health of a senior person, and which is why they are important where VA home care is concerned.

Latest posts by Brooke Sutton, President, RN (see all)
Comments are closed.