We all need someone to lean on.
Interpersonal relationships and social connections such as interacting with friends or relatives are very important to one’s well being. These connections should generate a sense of openness, generosity and goodwill. Although they take work, good relationships are one of the greatest blessings you can have. Unfortunately, it is estimated that as many as 1 in 3 people above 70 years of age suffer from social isolation.
Work commitments and caring for family can often mean that family caregivers may not be able to provide as much social interaction as a loved one requires. Social isolation may have a negative impact on daily living of many elderly. It may lead to lack of nutritious meals because of eating alone and resulting in weight loss and malnutrition. Medication management may also become a challenge. Social isolation and loneliness have a detrimental effect on health and quality of life resulting in worsening symptoms of a chronic disease.
Scheduled home care visits by a professional caregiver can boost general well-being and improve the quality of life by helping your family member maintain a level of independence while still offering level of care and support when needed such as:
- Meal preparation – company at the table while enjoying a nutritious meal.
- Engage in games, reading aloud or favorite hobby. (For DIY engagement activity ideas visit Granny NANNIES website August 2107 blog under resources )
- Accompany to community activities
- Assist with grocery shopping, errands and doctor appointments.
- Light housekeeping and general supervision/safety.
If you or a loved one are in need of assistance with activities of daily living or help in monitoring other health concerns, CNAs and HHAs are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for all ages and levels of care. Granny NANNIES believes in treating clients with the highest level of respect and dignity and maintains the commitment to excellence that it was founded upon in 1990. For quality, trustworthy, reliable and affordable care, Granny NANNIES is there.
Granny NANNIES is proud to recognize National caregiver day (3rd Friday in February) and the caregivers who provide quality, compassionate care EVERY DAY.
Call 800-316-2669 for more information about hiring a professional care provider or utilizing other home health care services. http://grannynannies.com