It’s true what they say: the older people become, the lonelier they tend to get. The issues associated with chronic aging take their toll on everyone, and constantly feeling poorly is not a great motivator to get out of the house and socialize. And of course, if your physical problems make outside activities difficult or even impossible, it complicates matters that much more.
This issue comes up often in places like Sunnyvale, with many services perhaps spread out all over Santa Clara County. When the services that seniors need aren’t always close by, they are even more at risk for isolation. The effect of such isolation has on this age group cannot be overstated. Even if they manage to obtain necessities such as groceries and medication, or get to the doctor’s every once in a while, that doesn’t mean they’re not at risk for further decline.
Loneliness affects people mentally as well as physically: there is a strong link between senior isolation and depression, making human interaction as crucial as physical care. What happens when the senior’s grown children move away, understandably to start their own families, or pursue jobs in other locations? Or when the senior’s friends pass on, leaving them bereft and grieving? Often, the best solution is daily contact with another person. That’s where the Institute on Aging’s companionship services can help.
When your senior needs a friendly face
The IOA’s home health aides are specially trained on how to interact with the elderly. We treat clients in a caring and compassionate way you typically find only in family members. In addition to their other duties, our aides are there to listen, socialize, and provide cognitive challenges for your loved one. Whether it’s discussing current events, a mentally stimulating game of cards, or just a shoulder to lean on, our staff is among the best in the business. That’s because caring for seniors isn’t just a job to IOA: it’s a calling. We work nonstop to heighten our standards through ongoing staff education, training, and clinical supervision.
Sunnyvale senior home care from IOA
In addition to companionship, the following Sunnyvale senior home care services are available from IOA:
Sunnyvale senior home care comes to you
If you need Sunnyvale senior home care in any of the following zip codes, please give us a call:
We’re here to answer all your Sunnyvale senior home care questions
Have questions about Sunnyvale senior home care? The Institute on Aging’s client service specialists are here to help! If your elderly loved one needs companionship, or any other type of assistance, give us a call today. We are more than happy to address any concerns you have, and determine if you loved one might be at risk for isolation. Contact us at 415-750-4111 or 650-424-1411 for the home care your senior deserves.
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