Companion Care in Winter Park, FL

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Senior isolation is a very serious condition that can lead to a number of medical complications and dramatically increase a senior's risk of dying.

Research cited in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed that seniors who lived alone and did not have regular contact with family and friends had nearly a 30 percent increase in death over a seven year period. Worse, seniors do not need to actually "be alone" to suffer from isolation. Studies show that seniors who "feel alone or lonely" have significantly greater physical and mental health risks, including increased rates of fatality. A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine demonstrated that seniors who "felt" lonely or socially isolated had double the health problems than those who did not feel this way.

Companion Care in Winter Park, FL

One of the primary challenges in warding off senior isolation is that isolation in often not a physical issue.  The problem is having a psychological feeling of being all alone or of lacking any meaningful social connections. Many seniors are perfectly content to be physically alone for periods of time as long as they know they are loved and valued. On the other hand, seniors who do not feel valued may experience intense loneliness even when they are in the midst of a group of people. 

The greatest risk of senior social isolation is a lack of first-hand experience with the senior's health and welfare. If a senior is social, it is easy to tell if they suddenly have an illness or if something seems to be amiss. Seniors who avoid socialization do not have the benefit of peer observation. When this is added to the increased risk of health problems associated with isolation, there is a reason to be concerned. For example, in one study, over a third of seniors who were identified as socially isolated had trouble with one or more daily living tasks. Without proper support, these seniors were unable to safely care for themselves effectively on a daily basis.

Comfort Keepers senior care is about human connections. While our senior care team can most certainly address daily living tasks, the primary focus is on the senior, their well-being, and their quality of life. When a senior is able to develop a meaningful connection to another human being, it does wonders for their self-esteem, self-worth, and dignity.

Companion care is about being there to share in the joy, sorrow, pain, wonder, and other emotions that a senior goes through in their life. Sometimes, companions may go shopping or see a movie. Other times, they may walk the neighborhood or exercise together. Often, companion care simply means listening and sharing memories, conversations, or a loving touch. According to Time Magazine, just hold a person's hand can lead to a reduction in blood pressure, pain, and discomfort while increasing a person's sense of well-being.

There is not a magic pill that can ward off senior isolation, but there is a cure: Comfort Keepers companion care. To learn more about how our senior care can help your loved one ward off isolation, contact us today.


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the Surrounding Areas

Offering a full range of in home companionship and personal care services to support independent senior living
at home in Altamonte Springs and the surrounding areas in Florida

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Comfort Keepers of Altamonte Springs, FL provides expert senior care services to the following cities:

Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Audubon Park, Baldwin Park, College Park, Heathrow, Lake Mary, Longwood, Maitland, Orlando and Winter Park, FL

498 Palm Springs Dr #240, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

 

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