Isolation can have devastating effects on seniors already grappling with health issues, dwindling families and retirement blues. Many seniors have family members who have moved across the country and cannot visit them on a regular basis and fewer friends and loved ones near them due to the progression of time and life. Seniors who live alone also may not have access to resources that can explain how at home senior care services may help.
For seniors who have not spent their elder years cultivating new friends through senior centers, churches, activities or hobbies, this can become not just a lonely situation, but potentially a dangerous one as well. Living alone may leave your senior loved one with a higher risk of mortality, an increased risk for dementia, decreased levels of overall physical and mental health, increased risk for long-term illness, a greater likelihood of experiencing elder abuse and a host of other problems that may decrease overall quality of life.
So, what can be done to combat these negative symptoms? Golden Heart understands that as a family member, you want what is best for your senior loved one even when you are not able to be there to provide it yourself. That is why we offer a wide array of at home senior care solutions to meet your senior loved one’s needs and help combat loneliness.
Caregivers at Golden Heart offer companionship services that include regular socialization. Our home care experts will sit with your senior loved one and share stories, play board games, help prepare meals and build a caring bond of trust that will allow your senior to feel less alone. Additionally, our care experts can provide transportation to the grocery store and social events throughout the greater Mason and Dayton, OH areas to make sure your senior is making the most of his or her opportunities to engage with the community.
Are you ready to learn more about how Golden Heart’s at home senior care services can benefit your senior loved one in need of companionship care? Call us at (937) 528-1962 to speak to a representative directly.