Our care managers support the growing cadre of people who are living alone as they age. We have heard from our clients the powerful ways in which social isolation, lack of transportation, home safety fears, and not having an advocate are challenging to solo agers.

Research backs up these challenges, too. For example, a case study of food shopping, cooking and eating habits in older women with PD demonstrated that decreased sense of smell, appetite, taste and difficulty transporting food to the mouth and swallowing were risks for nutritional wellbeing.

One approach solo agers can take is to create a caring community or support team to assist with decisions as needed. The community could include an aging life care manager, lawyer, accountant and health care and financial agents, friends, clergy, and/or relatives.

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