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How Can Visiting Angels’ Home Care Solutions Reduce Senior Anxiety at Night in Eldersburg, MD and Nearby Cities?

Here’s how our home care solutions can help reduce senior anxiety at night in Eldersburg, Westminster, Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City and surrounding areas in Carroll, Howard and Baltimore Counties in Maryland

Has your mom started getting confused and moody, especially in the evenings? Does your dad often pace around at night? These behaviors can be attributed to nighttime anxiety, which is typically a symptom of a condition known as “sundowning”. According to the Mayo Clinic, “The term ‘sundowning’ refers to a state of confusion occurring in the late afternoon and spanning into the night. Sundowning can cause a variety of behaviors, such as confusion, anxiety, aggression or ignoring directions. Sundowning can also lead to pacing or wandering.”

You may be concerned and you don’t want your elderly loved one to suffer with anxiety alone. Although, like many adult children, you can’t spend the night at their home. That’s why at Visiting Angels Eldersburg, we aim to help seniors in Carroll, Howard and Baltimore Counties feel calm and relaxed at night with overnight home care solutions.

How Our Companion Care Services Can Calm Senior Anxiety

When confusion or anxiety strikes, Mom or Dad may be exceedingly agitated. With in-home companion care from Visiting Angels Eldersburg, our caregivers can maximize comfort for your elderly loved one by engaging in conversation to calm them or reminisce over familiar objects like family photos or a relaxing song.

How Can Healthy Sleep Hygiene Help?

Sundowning disrupts the sleep cycle in seniors, and poor sleep may lead to more anxiety. Therefore, it’s critical to deter unhealthy sleep habits. With home care solutions from Visiting Angels Eldersburg, our caregivers can establish a calming evening routine to avoid sundowning and negative moods. For example, our caregivers may create a relaxing home environment with music therapy or by encouraging your loved one to avoid violent television programming.

A Healthy Diet May Reduce Anxiety

Mood swings may signal a need for food or drink. Offering a healthy snack or beverage may ease discomfort and reduce aggression. Our caregivers can watch for signs of hunger and thirst. Additionally, our home care solutions include shopping for groceries and preparing meals to reduce risk of anxiety because of poor or inconsistent diet. You’ll feel more at ease when Mom or Dad has a well-stocked fridge and pantry and home-cooked meals.

If your loved one is showing signs of nighttime anxiety, don’t wait. Start planning for professional home care solutions now. A professional caregiver from Visiting Angels Eldersburg can provide daily assistance and vital respite care for your loved one. Sundowning doesn’t have to rob you of peace of mind; professional in-home senior care can help you sleep better at night knowing your loved one has someone there to manage their sundowning behaviors.

If you’d like more information on how our professional home care solutions can help your loved one sleep soundly at night, call Visiting Angels Eldersburg at 410-324-6347.

Serving Eldersburg, Westminster, Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Randallstown and Surrounding Areas in Carroll, Howard and Western Baltimore Counties in Maryland

Visiting Angels ELDERSBURG, MARYLAND
6505 Ridenour Way E #1B
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Phone: 410-324-6347
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Serving Eldersburg, Westminster, Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Randallstown and Surrounding Areas in Carroll, Howard and Western Baltimore Counties in Maryland

Visiting Angels ELDERSBURG, MARYLAND
6505 Ridenour Way E #1B
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Phone: 410-324-6347