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How Senior Care in Sugar Land Helps with Isolation & Loneliness

provider of senior care in Sugar Land sitting with elderly patient

In the United States, the Census Bureau estimates there are over 11 million people over the age of 65 who are living alone. Seniors who live alone and also deal with factors such as recent loss of a loved one, inability to drive, vision or hearing problems, or limited mobility, are at an increased risk for loneliness and senior isolation. Thankfully, senior isolation doesn't happen overnight. There are ways you can help your loved one combat feelings of loneliness, such as senior care from Visiting Angels® Sugar Land TX. We can provide your loved one with invaluable social interaction and joyful friendship.

Companion Care Provides Meaningful Connections

Consequentially, as age increases and the likelihood of living alone goes up, so does the risk of mortality. Senior care from Visiting Angels Sugar Land can help elderly adults fight off senior isolation by providing meaningful connections. Studies indicate social connections can provide a 50 percent decline in the risk of early death for seniors. There are a handful of factors which may contribute to increased risk of an early demise, include:

  • There is a faster rate of cognitive decline in isolated seniors
  • Lonely seniors are more likely to make poor lifestyle choices
  • Lack of prompt assistance if seniors become acutely ill
  • Isolation is linked to poor emotional and physical health

Visiting Angels Sugar Land offers meaningful companionship through our senior care services which include one-on-one attention and stimulating conversation. Caregivers provide shared activities such as going for walks, reading aloud, playing cards, working on puzzles, and more. Your loved one's caregiver will also be able to help them socialize with other seniors by providing transportation to volunteer activities, social events, classes, and more.

Senior Care Supports Ongoing Independence

The benefits of senior care from Visiting Angels Sugar Land cover both ends of the spectrum. Your loved one will not only receive joyful companionship, they will gain practical assistance for daily activities in and around the home. While some older adults worry that hiring a caregiver will mean a loss of independence, this couldn't be further from the truth. We can assist your loved one with meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, running errands, and other essential personal tasks.

Call Visiting Angels Sugar Land today and ask about our senior care and how we can help your loved one avoid senior isolation.

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