Companion Care from Home Health Agencies
The Dangers of Loneliness
Loneliness is one of the biggest problems affecting older adults 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. In addition to the feeling of emptiness or isolation, loneliness can lead to serious health problems. Someone who spends most of their time alone without companion care is at a greater risk of the following conditions:
- High blood pressure
- Clinical depression
- Cognitive Decline - including Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia
- Engagement in risky or unhealthy behaviors
- Early death
There are more problems that can arise from loneliness, and it can become a vicious cycle 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 handle the negative emotions. Social engagement via companion care is an important part of senior care, and Comfort Keepers home health agencies recognize that.
What is In-Home Companionship?
We have come to realize that spending too much time alone can have serious mental and physical health consequences. This is why our home health agencies in Alpharetta, GA provides in home companion care for seniors living alone. Our caregivers develop relationships with your loved one, and provide important social interaction that will allow your loved one to live out their golden years comfortably. They can be there as a friend and a listening ear, but they can also participate in favorite activities, assist with household chores, and help with personal care needs as well.
Living alone doesn’t have to mean being lonely. Contact us to schedule a consultation with the care coordinators at your home health agencies. 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.
Comfort Keepers of Canton provides in home care services in the following cities and neighborhoods in Georgia:
Fairmount, Adairsville, Ballground, Calhoun, Canton, Cartersville, Cherry Log, East Ellijay, Ellijay, Euharlee, Fairmount, Holly Springs, Jasper, Lebanon, Marble Hill, Oakman, Ranger, Rydal, Talking Rock, Tate , Waleska, White, Woodstock