Even with the rollout of vaccines and hope for returning to a normal lifestyle, there’s no denying that the pandemic has had a significant impact on society over the past year. With businesses shut down and many people under stay-home orders, we face an underlying crisis: the mental-health side effects that stem from social isolation.
Older adults have been at the highest right for COVID-19 complications, which is why so many people have been isolated from their families over the past year. Whether you feel the impact yourself or have loved ones who might be affected by isolation, it’s essential to do a mental health check. Identifying potential areas of concern opens up the opportunity to offer support for those who need a bit more help right now.
Here are some of the reasons why mental health concerns are having a more significant impact on older adults:
What can we do to protect our friends and family from the increasing mental health concerns? The key is to maintain communication and connection safely. Be proactive about reaching out and checking in regularly. If there are signs of depression or mental health concerns, then support your loved one to seek care from a medical professional.
At Greenwald & Gerke, we offer unique services to help retirees enjoy a happy, healthy life in retirement. For more information about available support services in the area, call us today: (844) 782-9674.
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