It’s a fact that so many elderly people have pets, and when an unforeseen accident happens the animals are left on their own. If family and friends live nearby and are aware of the crisis, then the pet’s welfare will not be a problem.
There are a high number of elders that remain in hospital for longer than is necessary, simply because they homes are not geared to address their mobility or home care safety needs.
Elders living in isolation often also suffer from dementia, which can have devastating impacts on the quality of life of these individuals. Onset of paranoia can also lead these individuals to stop looking after their homes, stop eating, suffer from depression and slowly just waste away.