The next time you think about your parents, grandparents or the now aging caregiver who kept you safe and sound in your early life, reach for the phone and give them a call or run over and visit. You could not only improve their life with your presence, you could improve their health as well. It is well-known that loneliness causes feelings of depression and anxiety which can lead to serious complications. According to an article from the Alzheimer’s Association, loneliness could trigger Early Onset Dementia.
Remember who was there to tuck you in and feed you, make sure you return the favor by showing them you still care. Take it a step further, let them have 100% of your attention by turning off electronic devices during your call or visit. Have them search their mind for stories they can share and relive with you. After all, they have been around many years and most likely there’s a few you haven’t heard. Other ideas to help ease loneliness would be to buy them large print books & crossword puzzles, invite them for walks and encourage them to attend church or other social functions.
Bigelow Family Home Care has provided home care assistance for seniors and the disabled in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties since 2010. When you become a part of Bigelow Family Home Care, you are treated like a family member with access to on call assistance 24/7.
If you have any questions about caregiving services or would like to determine if they are needed in your situation, we would like to provide you with answers and resources. Give us a call today at (800) 804-8845 to schedule a private, no pressure consultation at no charge to you.