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How Caregivers in Kansas City Help Reduce Senior Isolation

At Visiting Angels® Kansas City, KS our dedicated caregivers are committed to caring for our clients’ social and emotional needs as well as their physical well-being. While much of what we do is providing help with tasks of daily living, whether that be assistance around the home, bathing and dressing help, or transferring assistance, we’re also here to help reduce senior isolation and loneliness.

Our compassionate caregivers from Visiting Angels Kansas City understand that a number of seniors in Mission, Overland Park, Leawood, Shawnee, Prairie Village, Lenexa, Kansas City, and the surrounding areas are at risk of being isolated. This isolation can be due to mobility problems, the death of a spouse or close friends, because a senior lives a great distance from their family, or many other factors. In fact, a study by the University of California in San Francisco found that 43 percent of seniors surveyed reported feeling lonely.

Senior isolation and loneliness is more than just an emotional problem. Feelings of isolation can have huge effects on seniors’ health and well-being. Senior isolation has been linked to arthritis, high blood pressure, and depression. Additionally, a study by the University of Chicago linked isolation to an increased risk of dementia and a quicker cognitive decline.

How Our Caregivers Help Seniors in Kansas City

At Visiting Angels Kansas City, our compassionate caregivers are committed to helping relieve feelings of isolation for the seniors we care for. A few of the ways we help our clients both socially and emotionally include:

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  • Transportation. Seniors who are unable to drive are often left without a way to attend their favorite activities and meet-ups. Our caregivers change this by providing seniors in the Kansas City area with transportation and accompaniment to community events and activities.
  • Social Care. With our social care program, we help seniors connect with family and friends by teaching our clients to use social networking platforms like Skype, FaceTime, and Facebook.
  • Companionship. In addition to help around the home, our caregivers from Visiting Angels Kansas City are there to provide joyful and supportive companionship to seniors in the area. When matching your loved one with a care provider we will look for someone who will meet your loved one’s physical needs, and who your loved one will enjoy spending time with.

If you think your loved one could benefit from the help of a compassionate and supportive caregiver, call Visiting Angels Kansas City today to learn more about our services.

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