When a person reaches their golden years, it can come with many difficulties and challenges. This can be due to a loss of energy or mobility, the effects of healing from a long-term injury or illness, or simply old age. One of the most common challenges that seniors face is isolation. Because many seniors don’t drive and just as many suffer from disabilities or other health-related mobility problems, it may be a challenge to leave the home. When this happens, it can have many negative consequences for the senior.
Isolation can lead to depression, anxiety, increased likelihood of falls or other injuries, reduced appetite, a dramatic lack of physical activity, problems with oversleeping or insomnia, as well as exacerbation of already existing conditions. Fortunately, with the assistance of an adult home care provider, problems with senior isolation can be avoided.
Comfort Keepers® of Toronto, ON offers a wide variety of services and care plans to help your loved ones in the area. While we offer these services to all seniors, they are exceptionally important for elders suffering from the effects of isolation. Some of the adult home care services we provide that help with senior isolation include:
Transportation services – One of the quickest ways to alleviate senior isolation is to get them out of the house. A change of scenery alleviates boredom and stimulates mental activity. With a caregiver there to provide transportation, your loved one will be able to get back out into the world and enjoy what life has to offer.
Hygiene and grooming assistance – A common problem for seniors is difficulty bathing or dressing. When this happens, many seniors become embarrassed that they do not look or feel as good as they once did. All of this can lead to seniors isolating themselves because of shame. With an adult home care provider there to help with these issues, your loved one will benefit from bathing, dressing, and other hygiene-related assistance that can improve self-confidence and allow him or her to go out and enjoy the world.
Mobility care – Most seniors have some difficulties with mobility due to age or injury. When this happens, many seniors quit traveling or doing the things they enjoy that require them to leave the house. With the help of a caregiver, your loved one will be able to enjoy the activities they love without worrying about mobility issues.
If you would like more information on how our adult home care services can help a senior in your life with isolation issues, please contact our office in Toronto, ON today. We can be reached at 416-800-2535 or through our Contact Us page today.
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