Did you know senior citizens are the largest segment of our population? And that the senior population is still rapidly growing? In fact, it is the fastest growing age group. Helping seniors and older adults stay healthy—mentally and physically—is essential and often overlooked.
The baby-boomer generation and their elder parents are in need of support. A senior helping seniors, Kendall Van Blarcom can help senior citizens thrive.
Many adults suffer from anxiety, depression, and other thought disorders, but aging is not an indicator of mental health issues. You can lead a healthy life no matter how old you are. If you are a senior struggling or have a parent who is struggling, Van Blarcom Consulting can help you and your loved one enjoy life.
A Senior Helping Seniors with Mobility Issues
When people are young, it is easier for their bodies to bounce back from illness or injuries. But, as we age, you are more likely to have lingering pains from injuries or other health issues. This can lead to feelings of defeat and sadness. In addition, some individuals who experience chronic pain find themselves abusing alcohol or pain medication to cope with their discomfort. This can lead to addiction and further complicate a mental health issue.
Regrets About Past Life Choices
It is also common for individuals to reach their later years and find themselves questioning their life paths. Some question what happens after death. Others question if they have had a meaningful life. These types of inqueries, especially when asked of oneself repeatedly, can lead to a person ruminating on the past. Focusing on regrets is not positive thinking. Through counseling, you can focus on the good in life.
Helping Seniors with Feelings of Isolation
Senior citizens and elder adults often feel isolated. This can lead to mental health issues. Part of the human experience is enjoying the company of others, we are social beings. Yes, it is nice to spend some time alone, but if someone is isolated from friends, family, and other social outlets for extended periods of time, they tend to feel abandoned. Fearful feelings can escalate and unfavorable habits can root. We, as human beings, need one another for balance. To assess our own habits and lives.
Isolation is also associated with poor health and earlier death, studies prove the correlation. One study documented Medicare spending is heightened due to lack of social contacts. Little to no contact with adult children, other relatives, or friends can lead to depression and trouble in day-to-day life. Married seniors are not excluded. It is common for older adults to experience feelings of isolation within a marriage, too.
Van Blarcom Consulting—A Senior Helping Seniors
Kendall can help. He provides a fresh, objective viewpoint and a non-judgmental approach. Kendall is a recently retired licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT) based in California. He is a senior who knows and respects the experiences of older adults, he has a special connection with senior citizens.
Reach out today. You are not alone.