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You Won’t Believe What Loneliness Can Do

You Won’t Believe What Loneliness Can Do

Feeling alone and isolated has a subtle effect to mostly older people. There are a number of reasons why people can be lonely:

  • Sickness
  • Death
  • Unemployment / Retirement
  • Disability
  • Weakness

According to Age UK, more than 2 million people in England over the age of 75 live alone, and more than a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbor or family member. From the US Census Bureau, 11 million people aged 65 and older lives alone. More and more adults do not have children so living alone likely increases. The need for companies which offer home care services in Naples South Florida has increased over time.

The care adults need is very significant but they are often neglected, here are few effects about adult’s loneliness and isolation:

  • It can cause high blood pressure, more likely to have Dementia or Cardiovascular Diseases.
  • It greatly affects both mental and physical health.
  • It causes the increase on adult abuse reports as well as suicide tendency issues.
  • It also increases mortality rate from adults 52 and above.
  • It causes depression and if a person is depressed the immune system is decreased.
  • It causes long term illnesses like chronic lung cancer and arthritis.
  • It causes long period for the medicines to take effect on healing and recovery.

As a family member, friend or relative, you can ask around for home care services in Naples South Florida. Aging gracefully with a companion is made possible with the assistance that we offer. Here are few tips to fight isolation:

  • Keep in touch with your old and sick loved one by calling often or sending a message.
  • Encourage them to embrace technology and take time to teach them how to use computers.
  • Music comforts the soul, check easy gadgets you can let them use.
  • Crafting or writing helps a lot too. Ask what they need and provide them the materials.
  • Ask on their behalf about local community activities or ask from Volunteer Groups.
  • Loneliness is also due to family members living very far. Take a break from work and have a trip.
  • Inquire about companion services in your area. Get to know the service better.

One Care Companion Services is available any day or any time. Our team will assist your loved one in activities like shopping, transportation, pet care and cleaning. Give us a call at 239-658-5266 from Monday to Friday between 8:00AM – 5:00PM. Visit us at 5130 Roma Street Ave Maria, Florida.

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