Senior citizens often want to continue living in their homes and may reject the idea of moving to an assisted living facility. If a senior lives alone and does not have children nearby, he or she may spend long stretches of time at home alone. That can lead to loneliness, which can take a toll on a person’s mental well-being and can also have physical effects on a senior’s health.
If you are concerned that your loved one is lonely, an in-home caregiver can help. Dependable Care has a team of trained caregivers who can make sure your family member gets plenty of social interaction to avoid becoming lonely.
A Caregiver Can Provide Companionship
A caregiver can provide friendly companionship for your loved one. Your family member and the caregiver can engage in pleasant conversation, watch TV, play games, and enjoy your loved one’s hobbies together. A caregiver can accompany your family member on walks, where he or she can get some exercise and fresh air and enjoy relaxed conversation. This social interaction can lift your loved one’s spirits, keep him or her engaged, and give your family member something to look forward to on days when the caregiver visits.
A Caregiver Can Provide Transportation to Visit Family and Friends
Spending time with family and friends is also important for seniors. If your loved one can no longer drive, a caregiver can provide transportation to the homes of family and friends, the local senior center, or anywhere else that your family member wants to go to meet up with someone for a visit.
A Caregiver Can Take Care of Chores So You Can Spend Time with Your Loved One
When you go to visit your loved one, you may spend a good portion of your time taking care of household tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry. That can reduce the amount of time you have available to visit. A caregiver can take care of all of those chores so you can enjoy the time you have to spend with your family member.
Contact Dependable Care to Find a Caregiver for Your Family Member
Loneliness is a problem for many seniors, but it doesn’t have to be. Dependable Care’s caregivers have helped many senior citizens in Connecticut stay socially engaged. A caregiver can make sure your loved one continues to enjoy pleasant interactions with others. Contact Dependable Care today so we can find the right caregiver for your loved one.