We never put my grandmother into a assisted living home when she was around but I do feel assisted living is necessary and powerful. Whether you are for it or against it, you can see the need to help someone in a different situation then you might be right now. These places have been known to give people the opportunity to truly build communities and gives a sort of second life experience for people involved.
When it comes to these assisted living there are a lot of ways in which social media can be used to actually do some good to the lives of the people involved. Whether a person isn’t the most handy with these tools, it can still be taught and provided for those who do not have the knowledge. In this post we will give you some of the ways a person can use social media to enhance the lives of people in assisted living or even people who are feeling lonely.
The obvious aspect of social media is the community that is build when a person uses the platform. No matter who you are their is a community that you can build online which can last potentially forever. I think that’s the healthiest side of social media. Giving people the chance to actually meet someone from so far away without the actually work. If you are a senior you might find that social media can present a place to discuss all different aspects about life. This can be fitness or swimming or whatever else is in your life.
Social media has changed the way we can interact with the world around us and for some, that’s a good thing. The negatives are there but there are still ways for someone to use these platforms for the greater good.
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Not sure if everyone knows what I mean with this one. When seniors and the elderly start using social media, they are staying relevant and involved in the lives of their families.
I see it all the time on social media these days. Another tik tok or another funny video involving a grand parent or a emotional video about advice from a 100 year old army veteran. These are wonderful stories that would not have been told would it not be for social media. We are getting gems from people who were around during one of the most tumultuous years in juman history. These are people that have seen it all, it’s up to us to promote their stories so they are not lost in history for ever!
This is what I mean when I say “remaining involved” they are continuing to be thought leaders and people who should have a say in current affairs of the world. I’m passionate about giving people the chance to actually tell the stories for the world to here and I believe social media gives us that chance.
Think about if you have a grand parent in the nursing or community care home, this person is now able to contact you on your iPhone. 2021 has changed the way we do a lot of things and one of the best things it has brought is digitizations. When people are able to actually connect with their loved ones it does change things. Seniors and elder living people are able to stay connected because they are now forced to adapt to the new normal. It may not be ideal but when things go back to normal we might have more educated people at the end of this.
Staying connected does not always mean with the grand kids. Staying connected could be staying connected with the world too. News and articles are all over the internet which gives people the chance to actually see what is out there and what to pay attention too. Dawn are the days of newspapers and magazines, I think it’s important to actually use social networks to stay connected with news around us.
Senior living is sometimes looked down upon in a slot of circles as this place they put the elderly but with the rise of digitizations it can change. Social media and other platforms allow everyone to get the chance to stay connected with the world around them. It may not seem like much but if you were in a environment that you are unable to see your grandparents for a extended length of time, this can be very helpful.
With the help of social media, we are able to have meaningful meetings with the people we love the most. We are able to get the chance to attend services together even if we never step into the room. The future is here for a lot of people and with this pandemic not truly going anywhere, it’s time to start thinking about where we go from here. Social media gives us another option. It gives us the option to think of digitization as something that can push us forward and something that can allow us to see the people that we love.
It’s not all good but if we continue to focus on the bad all the time we will never see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s important to see both sides of the coin because we may be stuck on one side of the coin for a extended period of time.
I spoke to a friend recently who told me that this might last until 2023. That inspired me to finish this article because it might be true. Who’s telling when this is over? It’s crazy it has been so long but its also crazy we aren’t thinking long term.
What steps are you taking in your life to think more long term? What kind of foundation are you building that is “covid proof”? Let’s discuss!
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