How Companion Care Services Help Havertown’s Isolated Seniors

Do you have a parent or grandparent who lives by themselves in Delaware County, Montgomery County, or Philadelphia County? If so, you might be concerned about the physical and emotional toll of senior isolation. At the same time, you might be unsure how you can help. One option is companion care services from Visiting Angels® Havertown.

Companion care services can be a lifeline for senior adults who live alone. Care companions provide seniors with company, conversation, and a helping hand whenever one is needed. While seniors in any living situation can benefit from companion care, this type of care is particularly helpful for older adults at risk of senior isolation.

Here are a few of the key ways that companion care services from Visiting Angels Havertown can help isolated seniors and those at risk of isolation in Havertown, Broomall, and along the rest of the Philadelphia Main Line.

Companion Care & Senior Isolation

To avoid senior isolation when living alone, many older adults rely on companion care services like those offered by Visiting Angels Havertown. Companion care can resolve or address several concerns linked to senior isolation.

These include:

  1. Loneliness. It’s little surprise that isolated seniors tend to suffer from feelings of loneliness. These feelings often build, and isolated seniors run a high risk for mental health concerns like depression. Care companions develop close, meaningful relationships with their clients and can provide them with the conversation, company, and human contact they need.
  2. Self-Neglect. Isolated seniors are much more likely than others to suffer from self-neglect. This can be due to physical difficulty, poor motivation linked to depression, or because no one’s there to notice signs of declining health. A care companion can lend a helping hand, alleviate feelings of depression, and watch out for signs of poor health.
  3. Inactivity. Without someone around to spend time with, isolated seniors often slip into a physically and mentally sedentary lifestyle. This risk is heightened by depression or poor health. Companion care services give isolated seniors a partner for healthy activities and favorite hobbies.
  4. Security. No one is at higher risk for fraud than senior adults, and that risk is even higher when they are alone, without anyone to notice the signs of criminal behavior. A care companion can shield seniors by watching for suspicious behavior and giving them someone to ask for advice in uncertain situations.

Worried your loved one is at risk for senior isolation? Contact Visiting Angels Havertown today to schedule a free companion care services assessment.

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