According to the US Census Bureau, over 11 million Americans over the age of 65 are living alone. Limited social interaction, whether intentional or unintentional, can leave seniors feeling isolated and alone. Perhaps your elderly loved one avoids social situations due to hearing or vision problems. They may be grieving the loss of a spouse or loved one. Isolation can also occur after an elderly loved one stops driving. In all these situations and more, senior isolation can become a real concern. Thankfully, this doesn't happen overnight and there are things you can do to help your loved one avoid loneliness. Senior care from Visiting Angels® Mentor OH can provide your loved one with regular companionship to help them combat senior isolation.
The senior care provided by Visiting Angels Mentor helps seniors avoid isolation by creating meaningful connections. Social connections can be linked to a 50% decrease in the risk of early death, according to studies. There are many factors which may contribute to a higher risk of early death for isolated seniors, some of which include:
Your loved one can gain access to meaningful companionship through the senior care services from Visiting Angels Mentor. Shared activities may include friendly card games, going for walks, shared memories and conversation, working on puzzles, and more. Your loved one's elder care provider can also help them attend social functions, classes, volunteer opportunities, and more so they can connect with other seniors.
There are multiple benefits when your loved one receives senior care from Visiting Angels Mentor. Along with joyful companionship and one-on-one attention, your loved one will receive useful aid to help them age in place. Some elderly adults worry that receiving professional care will take away their independence when in fact, the opposite is true. Caregivers can provide assistance with daily tasks such as grocery shopping, preparing meals, medication reminders, light housekeeping, and more to help seniors remain comfortably independent.
If you have an elderly loved one who is in need of companionship at home, call Visiting Angels Mentor today and ask how our senior care services can help. Book a free consultation at your convenience.
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