Recently published research in the June edition of Current Directions in Psychological Science concludes that Older Adults have better relationships with friends and their family. The study, conducted by Purdue University shares the following:
- Older Adults can better regulate their emotions and become upset less
- Older adults report better marriages and more supportive friendships
- There is a perception that older people have less time in a relationship, and therefore wish to make that remaining time as pleasant as possible
More than attitude, it's about how all people interact, according to report author Karen Fingerman, professor of Gerontology, Developmental and Family Studies. Picking up on this point, a concern is raised when the older person becomes less able to communicate effectively on their own. If they desire to remain independent, there are solutions that assist with this task, such as home monitoring and Ankota's FamilyConnect. FamilyConnect is a simple software product that allows care givers to report information to family members of someone under their care. More information is available at our FamilyConnect page.
We're thrilled with the results of the research showing that Older Adults enjoy better relationships and we're glad that we can assist in the process.
Ankota provides software to improve the delivery of care outside the hospital. Today Ankota services home health, private duty care, DME Delivery, RT, Physical Therapy and Home Infusion organizations, and is interested in helping to efficiently manage other forms of care. To learn more, please visit www.ankota.com or contact Ankota.