Companion Care - Personal At Home Care
The Dangers of Loneliness
Loneliness is one of the biggest problems affecting older adults without companion care every day. More than one-third of people over the age of 65 in the United States live alone, and many of them struggle with loneliness due to a lack of proper at home care. In addition to the feeling of emptiness or isolation, loneliness can lead to serious health problems. Someone who spends most of their time alone is at a greater risk of the following conditions:
- High Blood Pressure
- Clinical Depression
- Dementia or Cognitive Decline
- Engagement in Risky or Unhealthy Behaviors
- Early Death
Loneliness can be a vicious cycle as well, as the feelings are contagious. Those who are lonely and not getting the help they need may lose their friends or damage relationships with those who are unwilling to be around their negative energy. It is important for all people to have company, even in the later stages of their life, so that their lives continue to be enriched.
How Does In-Home Companionship Fit With At Home Care?
We have come to realize that spending too much time alone can have serious mental and physical health consequences. This is why we provide companion care for seniors living alone. Our caregivers develop relationships with each of their patients and participate in their favorite activities. They can be there as a friend and a listening ear, but they can also assist with household chores or personal care needs as well. Companion care is part of a wide set of programs offered by Comfort Keepers of Alpharetta, GA, and these at home care services are provided to your loved one as a customized care plan.
Living alone doesn’t have to mean being lonely. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our at home care coordinators. We’ll carefully select a caregiver based on your needs and individual interests. Let us bring joy to your life or your loved one’s life.