Loneliness creates serious health problems for our aging population. Research shows that seniors living alone face double the risk of heart disease compared to those who live with a partner. They tend to have poorer vision, declining memory, mood swings, lower physical activity, a poorer diet and experience multiple falls.
Yet, living alone is a reality for millions of American seniors. This isolation can lead to depression and the increased risk of dementia.
Physicians are able to take care of many of the physical ailments that occur as individuals age. But the mental challenges created by unfulfilled social needs are not so easily treated. Doctors believe that maintaining strong social interaction for seniors can be as important to their health as addressing other medical problems.
Unfortunately, isolation and loneliness cannot simply be resolved by going to the doctor. These issues develop over a period of time as seniors age and are no longer able travel or remain in close contact with friends and family. The emotional toll on their mental well being can be heartbreaking.
While a doctor’s prescription cannot solve the health problems of loneliness, CP Home Care offers services that fill the social gap created for seniors who live alone.
CP Home Care’s companion care provides trained staff members who oversee and protect the safety of seniors, maintain their health and well being, take care of their individual household needs and offer important social interaction to help them stay mentally active.
We provide in-home companion care to keep seniors socially engaged at home and accompany them to visit friends and family and attend social events.
Some of the companion care services we provide include:
At least 35 million unpaid caregivers in the United States are providing care to someone who is aged, ill or has a disability. CP Home Care realizes the importance of providing relief for these selfless individuals, who work so hard to keep their loved ones and friends safe in the comfort of their home. Sometimes these caregivers need time away to relax, recuperate and rejuvenate.
Caregivers often sacrifice their own health in order to take care of a loved one. In a survey conducted by the National Alliance of Caregiving, more than half the respondents said their health has deteriorated because they put family needs first and do not take care of themselves.
This is where CP Home Care can help. Our respite care services provide family caregivers with the break they need and the peace of mind they deserve. We offer a full range of services that give families and caregivers the confidence to take time off, knowing that their loved one is getting proper care and attention.
CP Home Care is there to provide the relief when needed. Whether it is for a few hours, a day or a few days a week, we are here to help.