Assisted Living can Help Fight Loneliness

Loneliness is a major problem amongst the elderly. Senior care can provide just the relief to this problem that your elderly family member needs.
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Walnut Creek - California - US

Jan. 21, 2013 - PRLog -- Loneliness is a serious hindrance to mental health amongst the elderly population. This has been known for quite a while, but new research is showing us that physical health too might suffer when we are lonely. The study in question indicated that people that are lonely suffer from higher degrees of inflammation, and this can lead to coronary disease, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and even type 2 diabetes. Obviously these are things that we will want to avoid, so taking the proper precautions to help fight these illnesses is very important. Stopping loneliness in its tracks is one extremely simple way to help prevent these physical maladies.

Unfortunately, many senior citizens have trouble leaving their homes and thus are prevented from getting out and socializing. Paradise In-Home Care can help with this. When you get an in home caregiver for an elderly family member, you are taking a big step toward giving them the social support that they need to fight off loneliness. An in home caregiver does a lot more than just provide for the chores around the house. Yes, they will help with preparing meals, cleaning laundry, bathing, and other odd jobs around the house, but they also provide a sense of companionship. This is a service that is extremely underappreciated, and it might even be the most important thing that a caregiver can do for an elderly client.

In home care can give a senior citizen the social support that they desire, and this really can go a long way toward fighting off loneliness. And if the current studies are correct, this can have an even bigger impact upon their physical health. A caregiver does basic household things to help out around the house, but they spend time with their clients, they converse with them and they are there through both tough times and good ones, too. A good caregiver becomes a beloved friend and companion. A good caregiver does much more than what their job description might indicate. They are friends and become a close member of the elderly person that they care for’s trusted inner circle.

An assisted living facility can go above and beyond what an in home caregiver can do on their own. Assisted living provides a senior citizen with all of the same basic help that in home care does—they perform chores, provide meals, and help with bathing. But an assisted living facility has something that an in home caregiver does not. Assisted living provides seniors with a built in system of friends and peers. Other seniors living in the home can offer friendship in a way that a younger caregiver does not. Being able to interact with people their own age is something that is extremely important for people of any age, but seniors might have a lot more difficulty with this, either because many of their friends have passed away or because they have difficulties leaving their home for extended periods of time.

The two Paradise Gardens Care Homes are currently accepting new residents and, if you live in the Bay Area, this is definitely something that you will want to further consider. These homes offer the very best in senior care at a very affordable price. Senior care is a quickly expanding market, and this means that there is a rising demand for this type of care, too. Take advantage of this great service today and get your elderly loved ones the high levels of care that they deserve.

Paradise In-Home Care and the Paradise Gardens Care Homes are both more than willing to answer any further questions that you might have, so contact them today if you think they can assist your family.
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