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Common Challenges that Seniors Face


1. Lack of Purpose

As we age, the norms of society that we once knew often rapidly change around us, leaving seniors to feel isolated in a new world.


Preventing this sense of isolation is important for both the physical and mental health of seniors.


2. Mental Health

According to the WHO, 15% of people 60 and older will suffer from a mental disorder. People who are 65 years and older have the highest suicide rate of any other group.


Many seniors start to develop Perceived Burdensomeness which is when an individual thinks they are a burden to those around them. Additionally, many seniors begin to feel like they lack many meaningful connections in their life.


Providing seniors with care that wants the best for them is important for maintaining their positive mental health.


3. Chronic Physical Conditions

The National Council on Aging states that 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 77% have at least two. Having a consistent healthy diet and schedule is crucial for seniors with chronic illnesses.


4. Malnutrition

Many seniors are malnourished due to a lack of care or a mental illness such as dementia where they forget to eat. Malnutrition leads to a domino effect of many more issues with their physical and mental health.


Having a qualified care provider who can assist a senior with a consistent meal schedule can have a large impact on their well being.


5. Financial Wellness

The world is a rapidly changing around us each day. People live longer each year, and jobs and retirement markets have not been able to keep up. What people once thought was a safe amount of money to retire with, often lasts for a fraction of the amount of time anticipated due to the rising costs of traditional retirement methods.


New methods for providing quality care to seniors are needed to solve this issue.


How BranchCare Can Help Seniors

BranchCare is a venue for seniors to connect with qualified care providers for a fraction of the cost of traditional retirement methods. Our passionate care providers are here to help and want to ensure the best physical and mental health possible for each senior they work with.


Find out more and sign up at BranchCare.com




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