Caregivers Del Mar Social Media

Elderly Loneliness? Social Media to the Rescue

Going Online with Caregivers near Del Mar

Loneliness among seniors is a serious problem. Not only does it lower the quality of life for the elderly, who often rely on television in the place of human companionship, but it also makes it easier for the mind to decay because of inactivity. Without the stimulation of conversation, interaction, and learning new things, a senior is in real danger of suffering both mental and physical decline more quickly than normal. With the assistance of family and caregivers near Del Mar, however, seniors can connect with others through a powerful tool: social media.

A Wealth of Potential

Your elderly loved one may not even be aware that dozens of her family members are posting frequent updates, pictures, and conversations online every day. Being a part of that activity could drastically enhance her enjoyment of her family, but sadly many seniors are reluctant to learn all the new “tricks” necessary for getting around online. What’s more, each social media network has its own format and procedures to learn.

Senior-Centered Tools

Several new websites now cater specifically to the senior who is a computer beginner. Tapestry, for example, collects posts from Facebook, Google+, and other social media outlets and displays them on a single, easy-to-understand page. Once a family member or caregivers in San Diego County sets up the account, a senior can spend quality time browsing updates to find out what’s new with friends and family.

Basic Computer Help from Caregivers in San Diego County

One of the ways that professional caregivers can help their clients is by guiding them through basic computer activities. Checking email, finding interesting videos to watch, viewing family photos, and even video chatting with friends are all activities that your elderly loved one can enjoy with a little help. With her new online connections, she will be surprised at how quickly the time has gone by.

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Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to and to as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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