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Welcome to Senior Care Advisors’s Blog!

Hello! Welcome to the blog for Senior Care Advisors, a care management company. My name is David Rosenberg. I am a geriatric care manager with 20 years of experience in the aging and nonprofit fields (For more information about me, click here). In the pages of this blog, I will discuss trends and challenges impacting older adults and family caregivers, and also provide useful tips and resources. I hope you find it helpful.

For my first blog entry, I want to draw your attention to the impact of loneliness on older adults. The New York Times recently posted an article about a research study that links seniors’ loneliness with physical ailments, decreases in cognitive ability, and early death. According to the study, approximately one-third of seniors age 65 and over in the United States and Britain live alone; and in the U.S., half of people 85 and older live alone.

Fortunately, there are many solutions to reduce loneliness for older adults. If you are a family caregiver, encourage your loved one to attend programs at a senior center or her or his house of worship. Many of them offer excellent programs that provide socialization, a nutritious meal and health screenings. An easy way to help reduce loneliness in a senior is to just call - even a quick “Hi! How are you?” can make a difference. Some community organizations offer telephone reassurance and virtual lecture programs, where a speaker does a presentation for isolated or frail seniors via the phone. If a senior is experiencing cognitive decline, adult day care offers appropriate care in a safe and welcoming environment, while also providing a valuable respite for the caregiver.

Finally, Senior Care Advisors helps address the issue through a check-in program, where we will reach out to an older adult through the phone and/or home visits, depending on the senior’s need and interest. If you would like more ideas or information about services in your area, please contact me at Thank you for reading and stay tuned for my next blog entry.

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