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How Home Care Can Help Reduce Loneliness

Home Care for Seniors in Tallahassee FL

Loneliness can be a serious issue for some seniors. When people live alone and have physical challenges that prevents them from getting around safely on their own, they may feel more isolated as Home-Care-for-Seniors-in-Tallahassee-FLtime marches on. Even for seniors who may not technically require home care support to help them with basic tasks around the house, an experienced aide may certainly be able to offer them companionship and encouragement that can stave off loneliness.

There are many ways experienced caregivers can do this for elderly individuals living alone. Here are just a few ways that come to mind:

Encouraging seniors to get involved in activities.

As people get older, they have a tendency to withdraw from various activities they used to enjoy. A home care aide will likely begin discussing certain prospects with them, especially regarding things they used to enjoy and may very well still be able to do physically, even though they’ve given them up.

Just a little bit of encouragement can inspire seniors to begin doing some of these things once again. It could be knitting, crocheting, visiting the senior center, or anything else. That encouragement can be powerful.

Conversations.

A meaningful conversation can help seniors begin talking about their life, things they used to enjoy, family, friends, and much more.

Human beings are social creatures and, by nature, have a preference for communicating with other people. When that is taken away, of no-fault to the seniors, it can be a difficult thing to adjust to and accept.

Helping the senior can get to different places.

By getting seniors out of the house, whether they go to the store, to visit with friends, or to visit an art gallery or museum, for example, it helps to expose them to new things or other people. That’s a great way to help the senior feel less isolated and alone.

Feelings of loneliness can have a tremendously negative impact not just on emotional health and well-being, but it can also take a physical toll on people. Encouraging activity and exercise may also be another way home care aides can help them stay healthy and reduce those feelings of loneliness.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for seniors in Tallahassee, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today at 850-386-5552. Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida.

 

 

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Brian Moran

Brian Moran, RN is both a Partner and Director of Marketing for Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. Brian has worked at the Bellevue Hospital in NYC, Tallahassee Community Hospital, Select Specialty Hospital and has over 12 years’ experience as a home health care nurse at American Home Patient. Since joining Hopewell In-Home Senior Care in 2008, Brian has used his knowledge of health care and local resources to help seniors in Tallahassee, FL navigate the medical resource maze. His goal is to assist seniors and their families by increasing awareness, affordability and quality of in-home caregiver services for those who wish to age in place.

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