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How Senior Care in Springfield VA Helps with Isolation and Loneliness

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If you have a loved one in the Springfield VA area that is experiencing loneliness or isolation, senior care from Visiting Angels® Springfield VA can help. Locally owned and operated, we offer customized in-home care for families in Springfield VA, Annandale, Burke, and the surrounding communities. Our caregivers provide a wide range of services with joyful companionship and a listening ear, giving seniors the physical and emotional support they need to stay active and engaged.

Recognizing Loneliness and Isolation in Seniors

Have you noticed your loved one withdrawing from activities they once enjoyed? Do they seem distant and uninterested when you talk on the phone? Loneliness and feelings of isolation may be to blame. A recent study by AARP found that over 42 million people over the age of 45 are suffering from chronic loneliness. Along with being a precursor to depression, social isolation and loneliness have been linked to increased mortality, dementia, and substance abuse.

Feelings of loneliness and isolation can be brought on by a number of changes in circumstance, such as:

  • Loss of regular interaction after retirement

  • Changes in mobility, vision, and hearing

  • Losing a loved family member or close friend

  • Living alone

  • Moving from a lifelong home

  • Neighborhood turnover

  • Losing the ability to drive

How Senior Care in Springfield VA Can Help

At Visiting Angels Springfield VA, we understand how quickly feelings of loneliness and isolation can affect the health and well-being of our clients. That’s why our senior care services include not only physical assistance but also companionship and emotional support.

Our compassionate caregivers offer a wide array of senior care services in Springfield VA, including:

  • Friendly companionship and conversation

  • Help with light housekeeping

  • Planning and preparation of healthy meals

  • Dignified assistance with bathing, dressing, and grooming

  • Transportation to activities and appointments

  • Running errands and grocery shopping

  • Mobility assistance

  • Respite care for family caregivers

  • Reminders to drink fluids and take medications

  • Help with new technology to stay connected to family and friends

At Visiting Angels Springfield VA, we tailor our senior care plans to the individual needs of each client. These customized plans allow us to adjust quickly when needs change, for uninterrupted care. Our reliable and trustworthy caregivers are available on your loved one’s schedule, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whether it’s daily help with mobility and household tasks, weekly check-ins, or transportation on an occasional basis, we’re here for you and your family.

To learn more about senior care from Visiting Angels Springfield VA, call us today for a free no cost consultation. We proudly serve the communities of Springfield VA, Annandale, Burke, and the surrounding areas.

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