In our digital world, many seniors want to remain connected to family and friends and the world at large. Many are used to this when living independently and want to continue after moving into an assisted living or nursing home. And so, in Lawton, Oklahoma, businesses have heard this request and have made it happen.
Moving out of their home and into an institutional setting is not easy and resisted by many. Feeling cut off from previous social interactions and family communications adds to the difficulty in adjusting to the new environment. So it is important for facilities to make a way for this to continue. Their residents will be grateful and some degree of social isolation can be prevented. It can likely become a marketing tool to make facilities the preferred option for digitally engaged residents.
To read the full story from the VA in Lawton check out this article by Kristen Ward, October 31, 2019: