The ongoing global pandemic has been challenging for most people, many people have been forced to stay at home with little interaction with their friends and family and they could be stuck in the same mundane routine. reported that one in ten people aged 65 or over either always or often felt lonely.  Furthermore, report that loneliness has a wide range of negative effects on a person, inclusive of altered brain function, Alzheimer’s disease progression, cardiovascular disease and stroke and depression.  Now is more important than ever to identify the signs your loved one may be lonely and find a solution.

Some of the signs your loved one may be feeling lonely:

  • May be withdrawn from family and friends
  • Struggling to find positives in life
  • Sleeping more or not enough
  • Not caring about their appearance
  • Struggling to do simple tasks
  • Lost or lacking appetite

Many people would not admit they are lonely or indeed struggling as a sense of pride and independence is extremely important for many people.  At Farthings, our care home near Retford, this is recognised and we actively promote as much independence as we can whilst being on hand to give support as required.  As a small care home the ‘Farthings Family’ can offer yourself or your loved one a sense of belonging and contribution to a community, empowerment is encouraged whilst having support on hand.  Farthings offers a variety of activities to ensure you or your loved one remains active.  Fresh nutritious home cooked meals are produced in our home from home kitchen.

If you or any of your loved ones are experiencing the feeling of loneliness please get in touch with us.  We are here to help and support you. Our friendly team are contactable on 01777 838219 or