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How Caregivers in Round Rock Help with Senior Isolation

Senior isolation is a growing problem with negative consequences for elderly adults. The US Census Bureau reports that over a quarter of all seniors aged 65 and over are living alone. For some, this can lead to feelings of isolation, or even depression. If you have an elderly parent or family member who lives alone you may have concerns about the amount of time they spend alone. Whether your loved one spends much of their time alone due to limited mobility, retirement, driving cessation, or loss of a partner, Visiting Angels® Georgetown TX can help. Our caregivers assist seniors throughout Round Rock, Austin, Briarcliff, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Pflugerville, and the surrounding communities.

Negative Effects of Senior Isolation

It should come as no surprise that there are many negative effects to feelings of senior isolation. The caregivers from Visiting Angels Georgetown are familiar with the effects isolation can have on seniors in Round Rock. Some of these include:

one of the caregivers in Round Rock sitting with elderly man
  • Seniors who feel lonely or depressed are more likely to make unhealthy lifestyle choices
  • Illnesses such as chronic lung disease, depression, and arthritis have been linked to social isolation 
  • There is a higher risk of mortality if acute symptoms develop with no supervision
  • Studies have found a relationship between high blood pressure and feelings of loneliness
  • Isolation has been associated with faster cognitive decline according to researchers at University of Chicago
  • Senior isolation can contribute to poor mental and physical health

Your Round Rock area loved one does not have to feel isolated or alone, caregivers from Visiting Angels Georgetown are here to provide the attention and companionship they need.

Caregivers in Round Rock can Help Alleviate Isolation

Thankfully, the caregivers from Visiting Angels Georgetown are able to help Round Rock area seniors avoid feelings of isolation. Some of the ways our care and support can help include:

  • Care providers help elderly adults engage in activities such as volunteering which provides an opportunity to connect with others
  • Transportation assistance helps seniors get out of their homes and socialize with friends and family
  • Social care teaches elderly adults how to use social media, video chat, messaging, and other technology to stay connected
  • Care providers can help your loved one go for walks and exercise which decreases high blood pressure and risk of diabetes

If you have an elderly loved one in Round Rock or the surrounding communities, call Visiting Angels Georgetown and see what our caregivers can do to prevent senior isolation.

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