Typically, when people speak of self esteem, they are talking about kids, teens, and young adults. However, one segment of the population that has just as many struggles with self esteem is those who are in the senior demographic. It is not unusual for seniors to wrestle with their feelings of self worth as they face major life changes like retirement, the death of a spouse, and illnesses. Once an older person begins to suffer the effects of aging, such as limited mobility, chronic illnesses, and other physical limitations, they may wonder what they have left to offer to their families and the community. If you are responsible for a senior's care, making sure that your mom or dad are still feeling useful, wanted, and loved is a crucial part of caring for their emotional health.