Local Resources to Help Seniors Avoid Being Isolated This Winter
The winter months can be unpredictable. What isn’t unpredictable are the at-home care services provided by Visiting Angels Chesterfield-Richmond. We are experts at providing care for seniors living in Midlothian, Richmond, Henrico, and surrounding communities in Virginia. Our comprehensive approach to at-home care allows us to cover a wide range of services, from companion care and personal care to more specialized services, such as Alzheimer’s care and palliative care. Every member of the Visiting Angels family has made it their mission to put seniors first, prioritizing the safety, security, and personal well-being of every client in our care.
Part of supporting the lifestyles of independent seniors includes ensuring they have access to local resources that may supplement the services we provide. We’ve helped not only seniors get connected with local resources, but adult children find help and support as they care for their aging parents.
If you’re concerned about Mom or Dad becoming isolated this winter, know that several senior resources may support their needs. Explore some of the local resources below and contact Visiting Angels Chesterfield-Richmond to learn more about how our caregivers can help your aging loved one age in place.
Nutrition is an essential component of healthy aging. Unfortunately, older adults have a greater risk of malnutrition. Feed More’s Meals on Wheels Program provides nutritious meals for older adults who may not be able to prepare healthy meals for themselves. Fresh N Lean delivers ready-made meals right to your door and can be a great supplement for seniors who don’t qualify for Meals on Wheels.
Several local companies are available to help seniors get around town. Mobility Services and Ride Connections provide transportation services for seniors at a minimal cost. Other transportation services can be found in this guide put together by Senior Connections.
Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield
The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield offers a variety of services for seniors, including transportation to doctor appointments and the grocery store, light home maintenance, and group programs to keep seniors engaged.
Senior Connections is dedicated to helping seniors remain independent and thrive as they age. They provide multiple programs and services for seniors and offer support to caregivers. Their Friendship Cafe program gives seniors an outlet to socialize in local neighborhoods so that they stay connected and combat isolation. Senior Connections provides support for homebound seniors as well, such as friendly volunteer telephone calls, home-delivered meals, and transportation.