Companion Care For Seniors in Wood Dale, IL
Comfort Keepers provides companion care to help aging adults stay socially engaged in Wood Dale, IL
Loneliness and isolation are not normal age-related conditions, yet they tend to impact seniors at a much greater rate than those of other age groups. When people think about loneliness they tend to think about isolation as well. Yet, it is important to note that loneliness and isolation are not the same thing and may not always be linked. Some people choose to be alone and are not lonely. Others are surrounded by people but are consumed with loneliness.
Further complicating the issue, seniors may become isolated for any number of reasons. Some of these reasons may also lead to loneliness while others do not. For example, a senior who is thrust into isolation by the death of a spouse or significant other may also face a great deal of loneliness. Other seniors who moves away from people to enjoy some peace and quiet may become physically isolated but not be lonely at all.
Isolation does not always lead to loneliness but it can, and senior isolation can also lead to a number of other health and safety-related issues. Consider a study by the AARP that found "warding off isolation in seniors, especially senior women, is not just effective at combatting loneliness, but it also lowers the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease...Researchers reported that older women who maintained large social networks reduced their risk of dementia and delayed or prevented cognitive impairment...and women who had daily contact with friends and family cut their risk of dementia by almost half."
This is where Comfort Keepers comes in. Not every senior has access to a large social network or close family. These seniors need somebody they can have meaningful conversations with, share time, and who can look in on them to ensure they are safe. Companion care providers often help with daily living tasks, transportation, and personal care, but they also interact with the senior in meaningful ways, socially, emotionally, and cognitively as part of the trademarked Interactive Caregiving model of in home senior care.
If your senior loved one has become more withdrawn, could use daily living or companion care support, or could benefit from social or emotional interaction, contact a coordinator from Comfort Keepers of Wood Dale, IL today. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have about companion care services, including companion care, and even schedule a free in-home consultation with Comfort Keepers of Wood Dale, IL.