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How Senior Care in Oklahoma City Helps with Isolation & Loneliness

Provider of senior care in Oklahoma City hugging elderly patient

Information from the United States Census Bureau indicated that around 28 percent of seniors aged 65 and over are living alone. Whether intentionally or unintentionally, seniors with limited social interaction can end up feeling lonely and isolated. This is particularly common for seniors who have recently stopped driving, those who are grieving the loss of a spouse, and those who deal with chronic physical issues such as limited mobility or poor eyesight. Senior isolation has a way of sneaking up on older adults, but there are things you can do to help prevent it. Senior care from Visiting Angels® Oklahoma City OK can help supply the valuable social interaction your loved one needs.

Companion Care Provides Meaningful Connections

Senior companion care from Visiting Angels Oklahoma City provides meaningful connections to help elderly adults avoid isolation. According to research, social connections can help reduce the risk of early death by up to 50%. There are several reasons why isolation can increase the risk of early death in seniors. Some of these include:

  • There is a lack of immediate aid if they become acutely ill
  • Isolated seniors are more likely to make poor lifestyle choices
  • Loneliness is linked to decreased physical & emotional health
  • There is a faster rate of cognitive decline in isolated seniors

Visiting Angels Oklahoma City is pleased to provide meaningful companionship through our senior care services. Trusting bonds are formed between seniors and their caregivers through shared activities and conversation. Our caregivers are happy to read aloud to your loved one, take them on walks, and play friendly games. Elderly care providers can also support social interaction by accompanying your loved one to volunteer opportunities, social gatherings, and other events where they can connect with fellow seniors

Companion Care Supports Ongoing Independence

The benefits of senior care from Visiting Angels Oklahoma City are doubled. Your family member will not only receive joyful companionship while in our care, they will also receive practical assistance with everyday tasks. Occasionally seniors associate home care with a loss of autonomy, however, that is not the case. Aid with daily activities such as meal preparation, running errands, and light housekeeping can actually help seniors remain independent for longer.

If you worry about the possibility of senior isolation for your loved one, call Visiting Angels Oklahoma City today and ask about our senior care.

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