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.

Connection

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.

Community

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.

Leisure

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.

Brooke Sutton, President, RN

Brooke Sutton, owner of Sutton Home Care and a Springfield native, is a fully licensed Registered Nurse with over ten years experience in the healthcare field.

Brooke provides trusted home care services to numerous patients in the Springfield market which has earned her agency the reputation of being the premier home care agency in this area.
Brooke Sutton’s journey to the home care sector began while she was working as a Registered Nurse at Lakeland Behavioral Health.While at Lakeland, she learned and developed her skill working with psychiatric patients as well as patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. After Lakeland, Brooke worked as a Community Health Nurse for the Arc of the Ozarks providing home health care services to dual diagnosis patients living at home.Brooke has also worked in the Emergency Room setting which has given her the ability to recognize and communicate problems and potential issues before they arise.

Brooke and her husband Sean live in Springfield and have three children (Brett who is twelve, Karaline who is eight, and Henry who is four).Brooke is active in church and enjoys spending her free time at Table Rock Lake or with family and friends.
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