The effects of isolation on the health and well-being of adults, especially the elderly, are becoming a significant concern. Lack of social contact, or chronic loneliness, can result in a multitude of health issues.
Research indicates a strong connection between social isolation and cognitive decline, including an increased risk of Alzheimer’s Disease or a more rapid decline if the senior already has a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease or another type of dementia. Depression and anxiety, heart disease and stroke, plus a weakened immune system can all be attributed to chronic loneliness.
Adult Day Care centers counter these health risks. They’re designed to provide a safe, engaging and social environment for adults who need assistance during the day. These centers allow adults to engage in conversations, share meals and participate in group activities.
Adult Day Care centers offer activities that help stimulate cognitive function, delaying the onset of cognitive decline. Centers are an engaging and safe alternative to home care or assisted living.
Caregivers also benefit from Adult Day Care centers. Caregivers can get much-needed respite from their caregiving responsibilities knowing their loved one is enjoying a safe place.