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How Senior Care in Birmingham Helps with Isolation and Loneliness

 provider of senior care in Birmingham sitting with elderly patient

While you may already know that senior care services can help your loved one in the Birmingham, AL area with memory care, tasks around the home, and personal care, did you know that this care can also help with isolation and loneliness?

As seniors age, it’s common for them to be more isolated. This can be because of mobility issues that make it difficult to attend events, hearing and vision impairments that make communicating a challenge, or because of the death of a spouse or close friends. In addition to affecting your loved one’s emotional well-being, isolation can also lead to major health problems. In fact, a study at the Brigham Young University put the health effects of isolation on par with the effects of smoking and obesity.

As isolation can have such devastating health effects, it’s important you’re proactive about making sure your loved one has companionship and emotional support as they age. Below, Visiting Angels® Birmingham has listed a few ways senior care services can help your loved one in the local area combat isolation.

Senior Care to Combat Isolation in Birmingham

Some ways that senior care services can help your loved one in the Birmingham area avoid the risks of isolation include:

  • Routine. When you don’t have a set schedule, it’s easy to feel as though the days are dragging on without purpose. Having regular visits from a senior care provider from Visiting Angels Birmingham will give your loved one something to look forward to and will add structure and routine to their days.
  • Transportation. Mobility issues, cognitive difficulties, and the loss of a drivers license can make attending social events challenging. Your loved one’s caregiver can provide transportation and accompaniment, helping them stay connected to friends and a part of their community.
  • Companionship. In-home senior care services from Visiting Angels Birmingham provides an opportunity for seniors in the local area to form meaningful and lasting relationships with their caregivers. In addition to helping care for your loved one’s physical needs, a caregiver can provide a positive presence in your loved one’s life. Your loved one’s care provider can be there to relive old memories, play a favorite game, or take a stroll around the block.

To learn more about how senior care services can help your loved one in Birmingham, Bessemer, Clanton, Fultondale, Childersburg, or the surrounding areas, call Visiting Angels Birmingham today. 

 

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