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How Caregivers in Oklahoma City Help with Senior Isolation

As our parents or loved ones age, they end up spending increasing amounts of time alone. Whether your loved one has recently stopped driving, lost a spouse, or is dealing with limited mobility, it may be hard for them to get out and socialize with others. Senior isolation is a growing problem that can leave the elderly feeling depressed and unhappy. With a little over a quarter of all seniors over age 65 living alone, it is no wonder feelings of isolation are common. Thankfully, seniors throughout Reno, Yukon, and the surrounding communities have access to friendly caregivers from Visiting Angels® Oklahoma City OK. We provide meaningful companionship and non-medical care to elderly and disabled adults throughout our community.

Negative Effects of Senior Isolation

It goes without saying, there are many negative effects of senior isolation. Our caregivers at Visiting Angels Oklahoma City are familiar with the side effects of loneliness and how to help combat them. Negative effects of senior isolation you should be aware of include:

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  • Poor mental and physical health linked to feelings of isolation
  • A higher risk of mortality due to lack of help if acute symptoms arise
  • According to the University of Chicago, loneliness has been linked to faster cognitive decline
  • Seniors who are lonely are more likely to make unhealthy choices in lifestyle
  • Chronic illness such as arthritis and lung disease have been linked to social isolation
  • One study found a link between feelings of loneliness and high blood pressure

The Benefits of Care from Visiting Angels Oklahoma City

As an experienced provider of senior care, Visiting Angels Oklahoma City knows the impact of time spent with a compassionate caregiver. Some ways our care helps include:

  • Caregivers can help your loved one in Oklahoma City with going for walks or exercise to counteract high blood pressure and diabetes
  • Social care can teach your loved one to use technology such as video chat, social media, and messaging to keep in touch
  • Transportation assistance can help get your loved one out of the house so they can attend activities and social gatherings
  • Caregivers can help seniors in Oklahoma City with rewarding activities such as volunteering or favorite hobbies 

If you have a loved one who could benefit from the companionship our friendly caregivers provide, call Visiting Angels Oklahoma City today. You can schedule a free in-home consultation to help your loved one get started with care. 

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.