WHAT IS THE CONCERN? Research shows we are living longer. Older adults are finding it difficult to cope with the transitions they face.
WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF THESE CHANGES? Loss of independence, anxiety, depression, lifestyle limitations, feelings of hopelessness, concerns about their own mortality.
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS? Changes in behavior, difficulty in adapting to new environments or circumstances, deterioration in physical and mental health, non-compliance with medical regime.
WHAT IS THE SOLUTION? Therapeutic care in the individual home setting, assisted living facility or nursing home.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? Improved mental health, enhanced quality of life, ability to cope with loss of independence, positive adjustment to a new environment.