Aged Care Gold Coast
  • June 16 2023
  • Wellness

How to tackle loneliness in aged care homes

We understand, moving into residential aged care isn’t always easy, however, it’s often the best option if your loved one can no longer live independently. 

For those considering aged care homes for their loved ones, loneliness is a common concern. However, it’s important to remember that aged care homes offer a range of social and recreational activities that can help residents maintain their social connections and reduce feelings of isolation.

Here are some of the best ways to tackle loneliness in aged care homes: 

Create a welcoming environment

Aged care homes must have a welcoming environment to ensure residents feel connected. It’s important to create an environment that is warm and inviting to help residents feel comfortable and at ease. 

The friendly team at HillView Care knows how to make everyone feel welcome and they always go the extra mile to give residents the care and support they need. They are kind, approachable and caring, everything you’d expect from aged care staff looking after your loved ones. 

Create a social environment where residents can connect

One of the easiest ways to tackle loneliness in aged care homes is to create a social environment where residents can connect with others. This allows residents to form relationships and can help build a sense of community. 

At HillView Care, we understand the importance of our residents staying socially connected. That’s why we have experienced diversional therapists organising various activities on and off-site to help residents stay connected with each other and the surrounding community. 

Take a look at some of the upcoming events at our Ashmore aged care home

Make it easy to stay connected to family and friends

Just because someone moves into an aged care home, doesn’t mean they have to lose contact with their family and friends. To avoid loneliness, residents must stay in touch with their loved ones. 

Our communities have been carefully designed to give residents plenty of ways to enjoy time when family and friends visit. We offer a variety of communal and private areas to meet or share a dinner or party. There is grass for kids to play on and an on-site café at Merrimac. We can even provide catering for those special occasions!

Encourage residents to stay as independent as possible

Nobody wants to lose their independence. Maintaining independence helps people feel in control of their lives and the decisions they make. 

To stop feelings of loneliness, we always encourage independence at HillView Care. We encourage residents to have regular input into their care, how they run their days and the meals that are served. 

Provide opportunities for learning and growth

Another way to tackle loneliness in aged care homes is to provide residents with opportunities for growth, learning and expression, which promotes a sense of accomplishment. This could include art and craft classes, or trivia to keep residents’ minds active. Some of the activities we offer at HillView Care include trivia, paint and sip, crossword puzzles, craft workshops and much more! 

Gold Coast aged care

At HillView Care, we are dedicated to providing compassionate care and support to your loved ones, helping them feel connected and engaged. We always aim to facilitate social connections and encourage our residents to maintain regular communication with family and friends. This helps to alleviate feelings of isolation and enables residents to enjoy a fulfilling happy life.

Contact us today to learn more about our aged care services and take a tour of our Gold Coast residential aged homes

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