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How Senior Care in Havertown Helps with Isolation & Loneliness

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According to the Census Bureau of the United States, over a quarter of all seniors over the age of 65 are living by themselves. Limited social interaction in elderly adults can lead to loneliness and senior isolation. If you have a parent or loved one who has recently stopped driving, lost a spouse, or who is managing hearing, vision, or other health problems, they may be more likely to suffer from senior isolation. Luckily, there are things you can do to help your loved one avoid becoming isolated. Senior care from Visiting Angels® Havertown PA can provide your loved one with trusted companionship and social care.

Companion Care Provides Meaningful Connections

Senior care from Visiting Angels Havertown provides meaningful connections to help older adults avoid isolation. According to various studies, social connections can be tied to a 50% reduction in the risk of early death for seniors. Some of the contributing factors include:

  • Isolation is associated with poor physical and emotional health
  • Studies indicate a faster rate of cognitive decline in isolated seniors
  • Lonely seniors are more likely to make careless lifestyle choices
  • There is a lack of immediate aid if seniors become acutely ill

Meaningful companionship from Visiting Angels Havertown is available as part of our senior care services. We provide conversation and shared activities such as going for walks, reading aloud, putting together puzzles, playing games, and more. Our caregivers enjoy spending time with seniors. We can help your loved one socialize and connect with fellow seniors by providing transportation to volunteer opportunities, classes, gatherings, and more.  

Companion Care Supports Ongoing Independence

The benefits of senior care from Visiting Angels Havertown are twofold. Not only will your loved one receive joyful companionship from a reliable caregiver, they will have access to practical aid which supports continued independence. Your loved one won't have to worry about a loss of control or independence when inviting our caregivers into their home. On the contrary, your loved one will be able to maintain their independence for longer. Assistance with tasks such as meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, transportation, and other non-medical tasks can make independent living more enjoyable for seniors. 

If you have concerns about the amount of time your loved one spends alone, contact Visiting Angels Havertown today. Our compassionate senior care can help your loved one avoid senior isolation.

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