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Could Your Elderly Loved One Benefit from a Support Group?

Elderly Care in Gallup NM

If your elderly loved one suffers from a chronic medical condition like diabetes, anxiety/depression, or arthritis, they may benefit from attending a support group.  Support groups are a unique Elderly-Care-Gallup-NMkind of therapy because they are very informal and they can help your elderly loved one to not feel “alone” in their condition.  However, there are many more benefits to attending a support group.  Read on for some different ways attending support groups can benefit elderly adults.

It is a Way to Connect to Others

For elderly adults who don’t do many activities outside the home, going to a support group every week, 2 weeks, month, etc. can be a great way for them to meet new people and make connections.  While the members of the group may be brought together by a common challenge like facing diabetes, it is still a good place for elderly adults to meet others and find friends with similar interests and backgrounds.

It is a Great Way to Problem Solve

When your elderly loved one is facing challenges due to their chronic medical condition, a support group is a great place for them to talk about those challenges.  Chances are there are others who have been in the same situation and they may be able to help by offering some solutions.  Discussing and brainstorming problems with a group is also a great way to find solutions that your elderly loved one may not have thought of before.

It is a Way to Find Comfort and Support

Support groups can teach elderly adults that they are not alone in their condition/situation, and knowing this can be very comforting.  Your elderly loved one may find peace and respite in a group where they feel they can be truly understood.  They may even feel more comfortable talking about their thoughts and feelings while in a support group setting.

If you think your elderly loved one could benefit from attending a support group, check online for some support groups in your area.  Many are held by hospitals, community centers, and religious organizations.  It can be a bit nerve-wracking to attend a new support group for the first time, so be encouraging and supportive of your loved one as they try something new.  It is important to also mention that caregivers can benefit from attending a support group (for caregivers), as well!

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring elderly care services in Gallup, NM, please contact the caring staff at CareProviders. Call Us Today (505) 322-6935. Helping Seniors be Safe, Healthy, Connected and Fulfilled.

Ron Baca, Founder and Director

Founder and Director at CareProviders of New Mexico
Ron founded CareProvidersTM New Mexico after several life-changing events lead him to consolidate his professional, academic, and personal caregiving experience into a new transformative in-home care enterprise. Ron learned firsthand with his own family the challenges of navigating today’s health care maze. But it was as primary caregiver to his parents both aging in place until 96 years of age that he realized his past provided the perfect foundation for creating a new kind of in-home care company. Welcome to CareProviders New Mexico!