Companionship: Comfort Care for the Elderly
The Dangers of Loneliness
Loneliness is one of the biggest problems affecting older adults every day. More than one-third of people over the age of 65 in the United States live alone, and many of them struggle with loneliness. In addition to the feeling of emptiness or isolation, loneliness can lead to serious health problems. Someone who spends most of the time alone without comfort care for the elderly is at a greater risk of the following conditions:
- High Blood Pressure
- Clinical Depression
- Dementia or Cognitive Decline
- Engagement in Risky or Unhealthy Behaviors
- Early Death
Loneliness can be a vicious cycle as well, as the feelings are contagious. Those who are lonely and not getting the help they need may lose their friends or damage relationships with those who are unwilling to be around their negative energy.
What is In-Home Companionship?
We have come to realize that spending too much time alone can have serious mental and physical health consequences. This is why we provide in-home companionship and comfort care for the elderly living alone. Our caregivers develop relationships with each of our clients and participate in their favorite activities. They can be there as a friend and a listening ear, but they can also assist with household chores or personal care needs as well.
In-home companionship is an under-recognized way to ensure comfort for you or your loved one. Even simple conversation can help your loved one feel more at ease and improve their quality of life. If you want to learn more about the benefits of companionship and comfort care for the elderly, contact our care team. We will be happy to provide you with more information.
Living alone doesn’t have to mean being lonely. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our care coordinators. We’ll carefully select a caregiver based on your needs and individual interests. Let us bring joy to your life or your loved one’s life.
Comfort Keepers of Gainesville provides care services in the following cities and neighborhoods in Georgia:
Alto, Baldwin, Braselton, Chestnut Mountain, Clarkesville, Clayton, Clermont, Cleveland, Commerce, Cornelia, Dacula, Dahlonega, Demorest, Gainesville, Helen, Homer, Hoschton, Lakemont, Lula, Maysville, Mount Airy, Mountain City, Murrayville, Oakwood, Rabun Gap, Sautee-Nacoochee, Tallulah Falls, Toccoa, Toccoa Falls, Turnerville