Aging Helpline: Aging Support
The Challenges of Aging
From weakness and lack of energy to disabilities and illnesses, dealing with aging is not easy. Many older adults often end up suffering from mental health issues that go along with the myriad of other issues that stem from aging. Being unable to live the life they led while they were still young and able-bodied means can create problems adjusting to the newfound dependency on others. Additionally, aspects of aging, like the feelings about their inability to carry out tasks that were once easy for them make life even more difficult for them.
Family caregivers often take the role of caring for aged loved ones. Given the problems that come with aging, caring for seniors entails many challenges that can take a toll on the caregivers’ physical and mental health. It is a good idea for caregivers to ask for help from family members, friends, and online support groups. ExtendaTouch has a dedicated aging helpline where family caregivers come together, discuss their challenges, feel understood, and get emotional support.
Benefits of an Elder Helpline
Besides helping family caregivers, ExtendaTouch’s elder helpline also serves as an excellent platform for older adults to contact someone when they need help. As an example, even if it’s just as simple as having someone to talk to about a situation where they need emotional support.
As people begin to live longer due to improved healthcare, the challenges of old age also last longer, and managing this can be difficult at times. Having space where you can feel comfortable talking about these challenges without fear that you come across as pitiful can help deal with the problems, especially if you have other people around you going through the same issues. Connect on ExtendaTouch’s online support group now and meet other family caregivers who are having similar experiences.