Alone and Loneliness

As your loved ones begin to age, often the ones who used to surround them are no longer there. Perhaps their spouse has passed away, and maybe some of their friends too. If they live alone this can lead to loneliness.

Recent statistics show that about 25% of the Canadian population is over 65 and live alone. 72% of men over 65 are married and are living with someone while only 45% of women are married, 37% are widows and nearly half of women over 75 live alone.

On average, people over 65 still have about 20 years to live. That’s a long time to live alone.

As seniors age, some become fearful of leaving their homes. Fear of falling, memory problems, fatigue, or pain as well as difficulty driving, cause many seniors to want to remain home, and some remain home alone for days and even weeks without someone to watch them.

Loneliness can lead to serious health issues for seniors such as heart problems and dementia, meaning a shorter lifespan.

There is something that can be done, however, to help seniors who are alone. Something that can help them avoid loneliness.

Companion Care is customized one-on-one care provided to seniors helping them with things such as helping them with cooking and then eating together. Playing games or reading to them. Taking them to visit friends, family, shopping, to attend events, for a walk, or to visit outdoor venues such as a local park. Helping them with social media and internet applications like Facebook.

All these types of activities can keep seniors who are alone from being lonely and to help them avoid serious health issues that can come because of loneliness.

If you are a senior, or if you know of a senior who could benefit from Companion Care, reach out. We would love to talk to you about our how our Companion Care services could be of benefit.





By | 2018-07-24T21:26:49+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Alone and Loneliness

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