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How Caregivers in Bryn Mawr Help with Senior Isolation

Over a quarter of all seniors over the age of 65 are living alone, according to the US Census Bureau. For some seniors, living alone can lead to feelings of isolation or depression. If your loved one is dealing with the loss of a spouse, limited mobility, driving cessation, or other causes, they may be spending increasing amounts of time alone. Caregivers from Visiting Angels® Havertown help Bryn Mawr area seniors get the meaningful companionship they have been missing. Families throughout Haverford, Villanova, Gladwyne, and the surrounding areas rely on our agency for compassionate care. 

one of the caregivers in Bryn Mawr sitting with elderly man

Negative Effects of Senior Isolation

Feelings of isolation can have negative effects on the well-being of seniors in Bryn Mawr and beyond. As skilled providers of senior care, caregivers from Visiting Angels Havertown are familiar with the effects of loneliness and isolation. Some ways lonesomeness affects seniors include:

  • An increased risk of mortality due to lack of attention if acute symptoms develop
  • Seniors who are lonely are more likely to make unhealthy choices in regards to lifestyle
  • Feelings of isolation contribute to poor mental and physical health
  • One study has found a correlation between high blood pressure and loneliness
  • Feeling lonely has been linked to more rapid cognitive decline per researchers at the University of Chicago
  • Some cases of chronic lung disease, arthritis, and other illnesses have been linked to feelings of isolation in some studies

Bryn Mawr Area Caregivers can Help Alleviate Feelings of Isolation

Senior caregivers from Visiting Angels Havertown can help seniors in Bryn Mawr alleviate feelings of isolation by providing joyful companionship and care at home. Your loved one can remain in their treasured home while still getting the interaction they need for their emotional well-being. Some ways our care can help include:

  • Transportation aid to help elderly loved ones get out of the house and socialize with others
  • Caregivers can help seniors engage in hobbies and other activities such as volunteering
  • Elder care professionals can help your loved one go for walks and exercise so they can fight off diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Social care can teach your loved one how to use technology such as text messaging, facetime, social media, and group chats

If you have a loved one in Bryn Mawr or the surrounding communities who is looking for a friendly caregiver, call Visiting Angels Havertown and ask about our services.

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