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How Senior Care in Atlanta Helps with Isolation & Loneliness

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Around 28 percent of seniors, age 65 and older, are living alone according to information from the United States Census Bureau. Whether intentional or unintentional, large amounts of time spent alone can lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation for seniors. Older adults who are dealing with physical limitations such as chronic illness, limited mobility, or hearing and vision issues, may be at a greater risk for senior isolation. Elderly persons who are facing certain lifestyle challenges, such as recent driving cessation, retirement, loss of a spouse, or recent moves, are also at a higher risk. Luckily, Visiting Angels® Atlanta GA offers senior care to help elderly adults throughout Buckhead, Vinings, and the surrounding communities get the companionship they need.

Companion Care Provides Meaningful Connections

Senior companion care from Visiting Angels Atlanta provides meaningful connections to the seniors we work with, helping them avoid isolation. Social connections have been shown to provide a 50% reduction in the risk of early death. Several factors are known to contribute to an increased risk of death for isolated seniors, including:

  • Increased likelihood of poor lifestyle choices
  • Lack of immediate aid if seniors become acutely ill
  • Poor physical and emotional health as a result of isolation
  • Studies indicate a faster rate of cognitive decline

Meaningful companionship is available from Visiting Angels Atlanta through our senior care. We will provide your loved one with shared activities such as one-on-one conversation, going for walks, reading aloud, working on puzzles, and more. The special bond that is formed between caregiver and client will help your loved one feel connected. Caregivers also support social connections for their clients by assisting with transportation to social outings and volunteer activities where your loved one can connect with fellow seniors.

Companion Care Supports Ongoing Independence

There is a misconception that professional care will rob seniors of their independence. However, this couldn't be further from the truth. Senior care from Visiting Angels Atlanta not only provides elderly adults with companionship, it offers assistance with daily tasks. There are many day to day tasks, such as preparing meals, light housekeeping, and transportation, which can hinder a senior's ability to remain independent. Our care can help with these tasks and enable your loved one to remain independent for longer.

Call Visiting Angels Atlanta today at (404) 358-5877 to learn more about our senior care services.

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