A Home Care Assistant Helps to Reduce Isolation
For seniors living alone in Henderson, NV, a home care assistant can provide meaningful companionship
Multiple studies have shown that loneliness in seniors is becoming a real risk, and often leads to social isolation. More and more seniors are choosing to live alone, while also dealing with challenges in moving around, driving, and other mobility issues. Many factors can come together in aging that result in a reduced ability to maintain strong social and community ties or be present with family and friends.
Isolation is linked to depression, anxiety, and physical outcomes like higher blood pressure. Feeling cut off from the outside world can also increase the risk of long term or terminal illness. And when seniors don’t have regular, multiple relationships and social connections, they’re at an increased risk of elder abuse. If your aging loved one is suffering from a reduced quality of life due to mobility and transportation problems, a home care assistant from Comfort Keepers has the expertise and qualities needed to change your loved one’s daily life.
Comfort Keepers of Henderson provides companionship care, meaning the heart of what we do is providing one-on-one assistance and building trusted, communicative relationships between caregivers and clients. A home care assistant can help with meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry and linens changing, transportation to medical appointments and community events, and so much more. We can also provide personal care assistance, including bathing, grooming, and toileting and incontinence care.
Building Relationships with Companion Care
A home care assistant can take care of all the chores that your aging loved one needs help with, but it also provides a regular companion and personal check-in. Our caregivers are focused on building relationships with our clients, whether that’s through sharing jokes, favorite television shows, or a cup of coffee in the mornings. Our caregivers will work with your loved one to make sure they are engaged in meaningful conversation and activities that will allow them to experience the important social element they might otherwise be missing. Caregivers and clients often share conversation about memories, current events, likes and dislikes and much more.
A home care assistant can provide direct companionship every day, while also providing access to the community. With safe transportation and reliable mobility assistance, your loved one can access the local senior center, community events, religious services, and other ways to engage. Even simple activities like a walk in the park or shopping for groceries can increase your loved one’s connectivity with the world around them.
It’s our job to help our clients have the best quality of life possible, and that means helping them maintain connections to their community, family, and friends. For more information on how your aging loved one can benefit from the help of a home care assistant, contact Comfort Keepers of Henderson today at (702) 323-0992.