Interacting with Caregivers Shown to Boost Well-Being

Interacting with a wide range of people — especially acquaintances and non-family members such as caregivers who work for home care agencies — can help keep seniors more active and healthier longer, according to a new study from the University of Texas at Austin. The research further reinforces the importance of social determinants of health — economic, social and environmental factors that can influence whether a person becomes sick or needs medical care. There’s a growing push within the health care industry to address these non-medical factors early on, in hopes of reducing spending on health problems down the road. Studies have long shown that social engagement is good for your health, e

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