Social isolation is a growing concern among seniors in the United States. Due to the fact that many families are separated by distances as a result of professional or educational opportunities, many older adults rarely see their children and close relatives. When they lose a spouse or close family member or get diagnosed with a chronic or progressive condition, they may end up feeling alone and isolated.
When you add age-related challenges, like mobility or vision issues, to these feelings, it is no wonder that so many seniors withdraw in themselves and decline social invitations.
Naturally, since humans are social beings that thrive when they are surrounded by others, social isolation can have severe effects on a person’s well-being, often resulting in anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems.
If you are worried about your loved one, at Alliance Home Health Care, we can help. With the support of a professional in home care provider, your loved one can overcome issues that resulted from isolation and once again engage in enjoyable social activities in their community. In addition to helping with a variety of daily tasks that make life easier and allow for greater independence, an expert in home care provider is there to offer companionship and interaction.
One of the ways caregivers help is encouraging seniors to take part in easy household tasks. While doing something around the house, the two can engage in light conversation, making mundane activities more interesting. More importantly, caregivers take the time to meet seniors and interact with them in a variety of ways. Apart from conversation, they can play board games, watch TV, prepare meals or go out together. What’s more, our care providers always look for ways to keep seniors involved in their communities. They propose fun, senior-friendly outings in the area and promote socialization with peers and neighbors. All of this leads to a higher quality of life, more confidence and self-esteem, and elevated independence.
There is no need to be worried whether your loved one will get along with their in home care provider. We choose caregivers for clients based on compatibility, thus allowing for the gradual formation of a strong, loving relationship. Your parent may feel reluctant to get help from a caregiver in the beginning, but they will soon come to a point where they will look forward to their visits and all the activities they have planned together. Contact us today to learn more and get started with our services!
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