Isolation is becoming an increasing problem that the elderly in the UK are facing. As people grow older their support network or community can start to dwindle as friends pass away or move and families start their own busy lives that they can get sucked into.
Along with deteriorating mobility which can lead to facing challenges when it comes to getting out in the community and maybe a lack of transport, support or even motivation; these people are becoming trapped at home with no human connection at all.
All these factors can lead to a decline in their mental and also physical health and can eventually lead to loneliness or depression. There are, however, solutions to tackling loneliness in these older people’s lives and most of the time it is just a matter of discovering all the many services that are available out there to help them.
Merely connecting with a new community of friends or being able to reach out to a family member could be the key to eliminating isolation from their life. Click here for more advice on how to put these solutions into practice.