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The Importance of Friendship as We Age

The Importance of Friendship as We Age

As we age, the feeling of loneliness and isolation may become more common. This is likely due to a lot of changes that is happening in your life, such as retirement, the loss of a loved one, moving from your home or not being physically able to perform daily tasks anymore. Although this is statistically a normal feeling for elderly individuals, it does not have to control your mood daily. Below are ways that a strong friendship or group of friends will get you through these transitional times as an aging adult.

  • Your friend or friend group can serve as a support system for you, especially if they are around the same age as you. If you are dealing with the loss of a loved one or with limited mobility, your group of friends likely is experiencing the same thing or something similar. They can give you advice that your young family members simply cannot give you, due to lack of experience or understanding. Your friends will serve as your support system during a time of change that many people call lonely and scary.
  • Your friend or group of friends likely will want to experience the same things as you. If you are unable to keep up with your younger family members when they do certain activities, you can feel left out. Your group of friends are likely around the same age as you and more than often will have similar limitations as you. As a group, you can do the activities that you enjoy, at the pace you are comfortable with!
  • Your friends likely have had different experiences through out their lifetime and connecting with them can bring you new life lessons. Although you may be older and wiser than you used to be, no one knows everything! By connecting with people in your elderly years, you are connecting with people that have lived a lot of life and have stories to tell. Allow yourself to be open to learning new things and getting to know different sides of life. It might feel refreshing to do so!
  • Your friend group may start to feel like a second family. Although no one will be able to replace your family, you likely don’t get to see them as often as you would like. Your children and siblings may be busy, or they may have moved away. Having a core group of friends allows you to feel as though you have a family close to you, taking the loneliness away.

During this time of change and transition, it is normal to feel uncertain of the future and loneliness due to the change. However, with the right support system and friendships to keep you company, loneliness can be a thing of the past! We hope that you will seek out healthy, long lasting friendships during these pivotal years.

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
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Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
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Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

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