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When school is out, families go out of town too. With families gone on trips and vacations, seniors in care homes may soon find themselves missing their loved ones. It also does not help that some seniors cannot tolerate the heat of the sun so they end up staying indoors more than they wish. Their limited means of transportation also does not help, as they cannot drive anymore nor do they have access to vehicle at their most convenient times so they are limited to go in places they can get to by foot. This may not be a problem for those living in one of the many senior apartments in Des Moines, IA, especially those of a Calamar’s, as theirs is close to amenities, shopping, and dining.

What are signs of a senior’s longing for a companion? It commonly starts with subtle hints with one mentioning feeling “lonely” or wishing to see people they haven’t or talk to someone they know well. Caregivers should not dismiss these one-off comments, as they may signal a more serious longing that can even lead to behavioral changes. Changes in demeanor and behaviour is exhibited when they start excluding themselves from daily activities and even from opportunities to go outside and talk to anyone.

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