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How Senior Care in Kansas City MO Helps with Isolation & Loneliness

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According to the US Census Bureau, over 11 million American seniors age 65 and older are living by themselves. For those who also have limited social interaction, whether unintentional or intentional, there is an increased risk of senior isolation. If you have an elderly loved one who deals with hearing or vision problems, who has recently stopped driving, or who is grieving over the loss of a partner or spouse, you should be on the lookout for signs of loneliness or isolation. Thankfully, senior isolation doesn't happen in a day and you can help your loved one by making sure they have access to regular companionship, such as the senior care from Visiting Angels® Kansas City MO. 

Senior Care Provides Meaningful Connections

Senior care from Visiting Angels Kansas City MO provides seniors with meaningful connections from caregivers you can trust. Studies show a correlation between social connections and a 50% reduction in the risk of early death for seniors. There are several factors which may contribute to an increased risk of early death, including:

  • There is a faster rate of cognitive decline for isolated seniors
  • Lack of immediate aid if seniors become acutely ill
  • Increased likelihood of poor lifestyle choices for lonely seniors
  • Isolation is associated with decreased emotional & physical health

Meaningful conversations and shared activities provide joyful companionship as part of the senior care services from Visiting Angels Kansas City MO. Caregivers can engage your loved one in activities such as reading aloud, going for walks, putting together puzzles, playing cards, and other favorite pastimes for your loved one. Additionally, your elder care professional can help your loved one attend social gatherings, volunteer opportunities, and classes where they can connect with other elderly adults. 

Companion Care Supports Ongoing Independence

Senior care from Visiting Angels Kansas City MO helps to support ongoing independence for older adults. People often assume elderly companion care offers only emotional support for seniors. While that is a big part of our care, we also provide practical aid for everyday tasks in and around the home. Caregivers can assist your loved one with light housekeeping, medication reminders, running errands, dressing, fall prevention, and more to support an independent lifestyle.

If you have a senior loved one who you worry may become isolated, call Visiting Angels Kansas City MO today and ask about our senior care.

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