Happy St. Patrick’s Day, we are so lucky to be your resource for senior in home care. Research shows that people of all ages who receive regular social interaction have richer lives, lower risk of mortality, better physical and mental health, and are less prone to cognitive decline with age. We all generally need other people in our lives for social and emotional well-being. What a great day to spend with those close to us! Unfortunately, not all of us live in close proximity to our loved ones, and for this we offer companionship for seniors to spend special holidays with someone.
Senior In Home Care Research
Studies have shown that behavioral choices and social and environmental factors determine health.
“Approximately 60% of an individual’s life expectancy is influenced by their everyday activities outside of the doctor’s office including individual behaviors and social and environmental factors,” Ferrick said. “Between social determinants of health like housing or food access, patients’ access to care has come to the forefront as a major medical concern. Now more than ever, it’s critical that people be able to receive high-quality, low-cost healthcare outside of a clinical setting.”
Studies have shown that social isolation and loneliness can hinder health which puts seniors a risk for various diseases.
“Nowadays, more people are aging in place and generally living longer; however, they tend to be geographically apart from their loved ones. To this point, it is absolutely critical that we work to bolster social connection among older adults.”
“Measures of loneliness remain particularly high among those with poorer physical and mental health, a health problem or disability that limits daily activities, and those who are not working/unemployed, live alone, are age 50–64, and women. People age 50–80 more likely to have limited social contact include those with fair or poor physical or mental health, an activity-limiting health problem or disability, and men.
Particularly notable are the high rates of measures of loneliness in 2023 among older adults with fair or poor physical health and mental health. Feelings of social isolation and lack of companionship were reported by more than seven in ten with fair or poor mental health and more than half of those with fair or poor physical health. In fact, measures of loneliness among those with fair or poor mental health were slightly higher in 2023 compared with the early months of the pandemic in 2020.”
With families being spread apart, it’s more pertinent than ever to consider senior in home care for combating loneliness. Regardless of what in-home care services you need, from a few hours a week to around-the-clock live-in home care, you can be confident that you or your loved one will receive friendly, one-on-one home care services from a trained and fully qualified caregiver who has passed a rigorous background check. Our professional caregivers can provide a host of different services including, personal care, respite care to families, meal preparation and planning, errands and transportation, companionship, light housekeeping, dementia and Alzheimer’s care, transitional care, end-of-life care, and 24-7 care.
We’re so lucky to be your resource…and seniors are so lucky to have our caregivers. We are fortunate to improve more lives daily and provide senior in home care with services to remain healthy, safe, and age in place. A professional caregiver can be like gold for those who need it. Let’s be the lucky charm for someone in need find out more about our companionship care here.
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