You and I know that every person has a desire for a physical connection. This desire does not go away as we age for some if not a lot of people. When someone pays attention to another person, especially when it is unexpected, life changes and it can get exciting again.
Living in an assisted living community opens the door to new friendships and possibilities that do not exist if your loved one is living alone.
There is also a downside to this need of connection that needs to be understood. The internet can trap people and manipulate those that are niave and lonely.
This episode dives into funny situations I found myself in trying to navigate my resident's need for ( a mature and professional way of putting it ) physical connection!
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