Sometimes mental health in the elderly can be overlooked. Their spouse died. They haven’t been able to see family during the pandemic, and not being as tech-savvy as the younger generations, it’s been harder to keep in touch. They are aging and can’t do what they used to be able to do – of course they are sad, depressed. But do they need to stay sad? Of course they don’t. It’s just as important to have a positive outlook on the day as a senior citizen as it is to a younger person. They should still enjoy friends, family, hobbies and life in general!
If you have an elderly family member that you are worried about, talk to them about getting help. Sometimes, they aren’t even aware that there is a problem as they have become adjusted to that mindset and don’t notice it anymore. Explain to them that there are options for treatment that could make their remaining years as fulfilling as they would want them to be. Then bring them to Cornerstone, where you matter.