Prevent Senior Depression with In-Home Care Services
In-home care through Alliance Senior Care provides your elderly loved ones with companionship, an important element in combating depression.
It is becoming more and more evident that for many senior citizens, what was intended to be their golden years is turning out to be a time of struggling with isolation and depression. Home care service providers and family members of senior citizens witness this emotional decline first-hand.
It isn’t easy to confront deteriorating health, mental health concerns, and diminishing independence. If a senior citizen’s living circumstances create a situation in which they are often alone, the chance of depression is even more substantial.
Studies have found that depression among senior citizens can be linked to further medical issues.
According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) an average of 15%-20% of older adults are affected by minor depression. The study also shows that poor health can play a role in leading to depression, but is often preventable.
In-Home Care Means More than Physical Health
Though the main objective of in-home care services is to ensure that all medical requirements are being properly handled, there is another aspect to it as well. At Alliance Senior Care, we strive to integrate aspects of social connection and personal fulfillment into the lives our patients.
In addition to managing and administering medication, providing safety and emergency services, and assisting in hygienic practices , comprehensive care should also include meaningful and active services, such as transportation and errand assistance, finding entertaining activities, cognitive stimulation and offering genuine companionship. In-home care services offer senior citizens the compassion and attention they deserve so they continue to have friendly and meaningful interactions on a daily basis.
Companionship has a strong impact on a person’s overall happiness, and may just be the preventative factor from slipping into depression.
If you’re interested in getting involved, there are several organizations that arrange volunteer opportunities to serve as a companion or aid to senior citizens in your community.
Ways to help range from something as simple as reading to seniors whose sight is failing, to organizing social activities at senior centers and assisted living facilities. Opportunities like these bring comfort and joy to seniors by reminding them that their presence is still appreciated. And, not surprisingly, we find that most volunteers receive an equal sense of joy and friendship through these programs.
At Alliance Senior Care, we understand that some families have too many obstacles, whether they are time or distance,, to provide their elderly loved ones with the care and attention they need. In-home care is a great way to resolve this problem, in turn, helping to prevent those feelings of isolation and depression.
Alliance Senior Care offers a variety of elderly care and senior services that can help to ease the burden of caring for your elderly loved ones, and provide them with genuine companionship.
About Alliance Senior Care
Alliance Senior Care is leading provider of in home care throughout Oakland, Macomb and Wayne countries. Alliance Senior Care assists in caring for aging family members, coping with chronic illness, or recovering from an illness or injury – all in the comfort home.
Our highly qualified and professionally trained caregivers assist with a variety of services including personal care, medication reminders, transportation, housekeeping, companionship, family respite services, and more.
Alliance Senior Care’s personalized services are available seven days a week and can range from a few hours daily to 24 hours and live-in care.