Sep 1, 2016 by Matt Clinnard
If your loved one living in Tyler, TX has started to feel a bit isolated because a majority of their family members live elsewhere, starting to use social media could help them feel less lonely or abandoned. Thankfully, if you do not have much time to help them learn the ins and outs of Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, a caregiver does.
The most obvious benefit to your loved one joining social media will be the fact that they will be able to connect with long-lost friends, keep up with their family and see photos of their grandchildren. However, with the help of a caregiver there is much more that your loved one will be able to take advantage of on social media.
After your loved one has become somewhat acquainted with social media, their feeds will become a gathering of information they find particularly interesting or useful. Facebook in particular is good for this and soon your loved one will be fighting back feelings of isolation and depression by staying more engaged and informed.
Social media will also be a great way for your parent to find out more about potential hobbies or activities they may be interested in. They can do this by following or becoming members of groups for, for example, gardening, walking or hiking. They will also be able to keep up with any activities for seniors happening in Tyler, TX or close by.
Social media are a great way for your loved one to ask questions about things that are bothering them. They can do this via status or by posting questions to certain groups or pages. Their caregiver will be there every step of the way with them to ensure they are using social media safely.
In addition to keeping up with their loved ones, your parent can also share photos, videos and even stories. This will be an incredible way for them to become closer with younger generations that are very focused on social media. Staying safe is always a factor and their caregiver will do all they can to make sure your loved one is staying smart when it comes to engaging with others on the internet.
Next time you see your loved one, bring up social media. They may not be as resistant to it as you may think.