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How Senior Care in Evanston Helps with Isolation & Loneliness

provider of senior care in Evanston sitting with elderly patient

The United States Census Bureau estimates that 11 million Americans over the age of 65 years old are living alone. As age increases, the opportunities for social interaction often decrease. Seniors can find themselves alone much of the time due to loss of a spouse, retirement, driving cessation, chronic illness, and other causes. Lack of social interaction can easily lead to isolation for seniors. Thankfully, senior isolation doesn't develop overnight. You can help prevent senior isolation for a loved one by arranging for regular social interaction. Senior care from Visiting Angels® Evanston IL can give your loved one the regular companionship they need.

Senior Care in Evanston Provides Meaningful Connections

Senior care from Visiting Angels Evanston provides meaningful connections to seniors. We can help your loved one avoid senior isolation and decrease their risk of early death by as much as 50% by providing a social connection. There are several reasons why isolated seniors may be at an increased risk of early death, including:

  • Lonely seniors are more likely to make poor lifestyle choices
  • There is a faster rate of cognitive decline for isolated seniors
  • Poor emotional & physical health is associated with loneliness
  • No access to immediate aid if seniors become acutely ill

Visiting Angels Evanston offers meaningful companionship through one-on-one senior care. Bonds are formed between caregiver and client through shared activities such as playing games, working on puzzles, going for walks, and reading aloud. Caregivers also support social connections for seniors by accompanying them to social gatherings, volunteer opportunities, and classes where they can connect with fellow seniors.

Senior Care in Evanston Supports Ongoing Independence

There are many benefits to senior care from Visiting Angels Evanston. In addition to providing your loved one with joyful companionship and emotional support, we can offer practical aid with the activities of everyday living. Elder care providers are happy to assist with essential personal tasks such as going to the grocery store, preparing dietary conscious meals, fall prevention, light housekeeping, medication reminders, and more. Your loved one won't have to worry about losing their independence by asking for help, rather, they will receive valuable aid to help them maintain their independence for longer.

If your parent or family member lives alone, call Visiting Angels Evanston today and ask how our senior care can help your loved one combat senior isolation. We can schedule a free consultation to help you get started.

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