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Senior Mental Health: Tips to Improve Mental Well-Being

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Tips for Improving Seniors Mental Health 

Learn simple ways to boost senior’s mental health and well-being and improve the quality of life of older adults in the Tracy, CA area

No matter our age, living a life of purpose, connection and joy is critical for our physical and mental well-being. For older adults in the Tracy, CA area, a variety of obstacles such as vision loss, social isolation, mobility problems and memory issues can make enjoying life more difficult and lead to a deterioration in one's mental health and well-being.

Why is it important for seniors to focus on their mental health?

  • Socially isolated seniors have a 59% greater risk of mental and physical decline than those who do not experience social isolation (Forbes). 
  • The health effects of social isolation and loneliness on seniors is equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes per day (AARP.org). 
  • Depression in the elderly is associated with increased risk of cardiac diseases and risk of death from illness (WebMD).

For older adults who want to improve their quality of life, through an emphasis on mental health, here are a few healthy habits:

  • Exercise– Seniors should always consult with a physician before starting any physical activity or fitness program. Seniors that are able, and approved, to exercise may see increased physical and mental wellness. Exercise has been proven to have a positive effect on the brain.
  • Connection– Most people find great joy in spending time with family and friends. Social isolation can be a problem for seniors that have mobility issues or aren’t able to drive, or who have loved ones that live far away. However, there are services that can help overcome these issues, including transportation help, in-home care assistance, technology that fosters connection and other outside sources of help. 
  • Volunteering– Sharing time and talents doing volunteer work can bring a sense or purpose and fulfillment to individuals of all ages. Many organizations have programs and volunteer opportunities specifically geared to older adults.
  • Spending time on joyful activities– Everyone has a different interest or hobby that brings joy, whether that’s music, art, dance, gardening or games. Seniors should try to spend time doing something that brings them happiness on a daily basis to improve their quality of life.

To learn more about our home care services, and how our caregivers can help boost your loved ones mental well-being, give us a call today! We look forward to speaking with you.