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How Senior Care in Tampa Helps with Isolation and Loneliness

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According to the United States Census Bureau, over 28 percent of American seniors over the age of 65 are living alone. Limited social interaction can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. If a senior is also grieving a loved one, dealing with hearing and vision issues, or suffers from limited mobility, they are at an increased risk for senior isolation. Luckily, isolation doesn't happen in a day and there are things you can do to help your loved one feel connected, such as senior care from Visiting Angels® Tampa FL. We can provide your loved one with meaningful companionship to help them feel connected.

Senior Care Provides Meaningful Connections in Tampa

Senior companion care from Visiting Angels Tampa provides meaningful connections to help the elderly in our community avoid isolation. Some studies indicate regular social interaction can help decrease the risk of early death by as much as 50%. Why is this? There are several contributing factors for early death when it comes to senior isolation, including:

  • Declining physical and emotional health
  • Increased likelihood of poor lifestyle choices
  • Lack of aid if they become acutely ill
  • Faster rate of cognitive decline

Meaningful companionship from Visiting Angels Tampa is achieved through our senior care services, shared activities, and stimulating conversation. We can spend time with your loved one reading aloud, going for walks, playing friendly games, working on puzzles, and more. The time your loved one spends with their caregiver will help to create a special bond. Our caregivers can also help your loved one get out and attend social gatherings or volunteer opportunities where they can connect with other seniors.

Companion Care Supports Ongoing Independence

It is not uncommon for seniors to hesitate to ask for help. Many fear professional aid will mean a loss of independence or giving up control over their schedule. However, senior companion care from Visiting Angels Tampa can actually help support your loved one's independence. Daily tasks such as getting dressed, bathing, preparing meals, remembering to take medications, and more can hamper an elderly loved one's ability to remain independent. However, our care provides aid with daily tasks so ongoing independence is more sustainable.

If you have an elderly loved one who is in need of support and companionship at home, call Visiting Angels Tampa today and inquire about our senior care. We can schedule a free consultation to help you get started.

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