Care recipient (cr) has fallen out of the habit of socializing and feels isolated and lonely

Try: #review with the cr the list of favorite restaurants activities and entertainment review the list of the cr’s friends talk with the cr about what activities he or she might like to do with which friends # arrange one activity a week for the cr and a friend activities do not need to take up a lot of time keep them simple and geared to the cr’s level of energy and ability arrange for the cr’s transportation at the same time #try to schedule all of the social gatherings for a given month at the beginning of each month #write the activity and ride times on a large calendar and keep the calendar where the cr can easily see it #if an activity requires money make sure the cr has enough cash to cover costs if the cr is not able to plan his or her own social engagements it may not be a good idea for him or her to be carrying checks or a credit card if a taxi paratransit van or other form of public transportation is used make sure the cr has enough cash to cover fares and tips

Materials: Pen and paper list of the cr’s favorite restaurants activities and entertainment list of the cr’s friends and their phone numbers phone reliable transportation your vehicle a friend’s vehicle or a taxi calendar credit card or cash

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Financial, Social, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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