Companion Care in Yukon
What To Do When A Loved One Is Lonely
As our loved ones get older, the challenges they face aren't just physical, but emotional and mental as well. One big challenge is social isolation or loneliness. As a companion care agency in Yukon, we know how important it is for seniors to have regular social contact and meaningful outlets for mental stimulation. It can make an enormous difference to mental health, physical health, and even cognitive health.
If your loved one is feeling lonely, what should you do? Here are a few tips from Visiting Angels® Oklahoma City.
3 Recommendations For Seniors Dealing With Loneliness
Whether you live close to your loved one or not, you may struggle to find time to keep them company. That's okay. There are plenty of other ways to help seniors who are grappling with loneliness. From our companion care team in Yukon, here's where to start:
- Find a fun outlet. Feeling bored and unstimulated can contribute to feelings of loneliness. Why not help your loved one find a fun outlet? Maybe it's an old, cherished pastime, such as gardening or sewing, or an activity they've always been interested in. It can help if other family members are similarly interested in pursuing this activity—even chatting about shared interests can be a meaningful bonding experience for all.
- Make contact on a regular basis. Between work and family, most of us don't always have the time to pay a visit to an older loved one. But you don't have to set aside an entire day to make contact with your loved one. Instead, maybe you can put aside twenty minutes every week to chat on the phone, or set up an email thread to talk with them. It can make all the difference, while ensuring they have consistent contact from you.
- Help them get out there. There are plenty of local community groups with events for seniors—from fitness classes, sewing circles, meet-ups, and book clubs, there's something for everyone. Meeting other people of a similar age can be really fulfilling, and can help your loved one feel less alone in many ways. Check for any events listed online, or take a look at community noticeboards next time you're in the area.
Get Comprehensive Companion Care in Yukon
If your loved one is feeling lonely, companion care services can make a difference, too. Our dedicated caregivers offer support to seniors in:
- The Village
- Oklahoma City
- El Reno
- Warr Acres
- And throughout the surrounding area
Find out how we reduce social isolation with companion care services in Yukon. To get started, call Visiting Angels Oklahoma City today.
Serving the Greater Oklahoma City Area and West to Yukon and El Reno, OK
Visiting Angels YUKON, OK713 S Mustang Rd
Yukon, OK 73099