Addressing the Loneliness Epidemic: How Families Can Use Technology to Help Support Aging Loved Ones
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Addressing the Loneliness Epidemic: How Families Can Use Technology to Help Support Aging Loved Ones

June 10, 2024 // Franchising.com // GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - Imagine Louis, an 82-year-old grandfather, sitting alone in his living room, longing for the company of his children and grandchildren. Despite valuing his independence deeply, Louis struggles with a profound sense of loneliness. His adult children, living miles away, are constantly worried about his safety and well-being. This scenario is all too familiar for many families today, as they seek ways to ensure their aging loved ones can stay safely at home while remaining connected and engaged To help address these concerns, Homewatch CareGivers has introduced Homewatch CareGivers Total Care Solutions™ featuring Homewatch Connect™- technology designed to help combat loneliness and fosters independence. It’s an innovative solution that aims to keep seniors involved, helping seniors like Louis receive companionship and support to thrive in the comfort of their own homes.

The reality is stark: 2 in 5 U.S. adults over 60 report feeling lonely according to a National Institute of Health report For seniors, creating a safer and socially connected environment is more than important - it's essential. A report by AARP states if given the choice, 77% of adults over 50 prefer to age in place, highlighting a strong desire to maintain their independence and stay in familiar surroundings. However, this desire often brings about significant concerns from their adult children, who may play a crucial role in their aging journey.

“The demand for senior care technology is on the rise. Studies predict that by 2050, one in five U.S. adults will be over 65, seeking innovative solutions that allow them to age at home,” said Todd Houghton, president of Homewatch CareGivers "Homewatch Connect is designed to help provide not just care, but companionship and support, helping every individual receive the attention they deserve."

Senior care technology is not just a convenience but a lifeline, that can help address critical safety concerns and significantly reduce feelings of isolation. With 1 in 3 seniors feeling isolated from their community, it’s vital for families to regularly check in and ensure their loved ones feel connected and supported.

For adult children, understanding these statistics and taking proactive steps can make a world of difference in their parents' lives. By leveraging innovative solutions and staying actively involved, they can help their parents live independently, feel less isolated, and truly thrive in the comfort of their own homes. Through awareness, technology, and a commitment to staying connected, families can support their seniors in leading fulfilling, independent lives.

Through continued innovation, Homewatch CareGivers strives to enhance the quality of life for seniors, helping them feel connected and supported every day.

SOURCE Homewatch CareGivers

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