Professional New York Home Care Protects Seniors from Isolation

Professional New York Home Care Protects Seniors from IsolationWe all need a little personal space to get away from it all, to be alone with our thoughts or to stretch out and enjoy a good book. But when that alone time becomes excessive, there’s an enhanced risk for social isolation – a too-often occurrence in aging. And its effects are more harmful than you may realize, with the potential to impact both physical and mental health in many different ways.

Research has shown that socializing:

  • Reduces risk of disability
  • Reduces pain and depression
  • Protects the brain from mental decline
  • Increases the quality and length of life

In-home caregivers, such as those at Best Senior Home Care, can help your senior loved ones stay social and protect their health by:

  • Encouraging attendance and providing transportation and accompaniment to social outings such as club meetings, community events such as fairs, holiday activities and parades, plays, concerts, and sporting events, religious services and church events
  • Playing interactive games with them such as cards, board games, and Nintendo Wii
  • Arranging for visits with friends and neighbors
  • Providing transportation to an adult day facility or a low impact exercise class
  • Providing friendly companionship during family celebrations or vacations for maximum comfort and safety

Help your senior loved ones become more socially engaged and improve their health by enlisting the caring, professional New York home care services of Best Senior Home Care. Whether your needs are long-term and ongoing, or if you just need a little temporary extra assistance, your loved one will be carefully matched with a compassionate, fully trained and experienced caregiver. Learn more about our in-home care services by calling us any time at 718-224-0905, or by completing our online contact form.

About Kevin Meaney

At 85 my dad lived on his own in Florida for nine months of the year, enjoying the warm weather and playing golf several times a week with friends.
Then one day while taking a walk alone, he suddenly got a little light-headed and fell, resulting in a serious head injury and a four week stay in the hospital and rehab.

Suddenly everything changed.
My dad’s condition after the accident made it clear he could no longer live independently, and after some deliberation my wife and I decided to have him come and live with us in New York.

We were both still working at the time, but I had a home office, and so I became my dad’s primary caregiver/companion during the day. Although my dad was easy going and a low-maintenance guy, he did need some help with washing and dressing, meal preparation, medication reminders, trips to the doctor, and socialization. Always a very outgoing guy, I noticed now that without some encouragement/nudging, he would be content to stay home and watch TV all day.

This experience led me to start Best Senior Home Care.
It helped me really appreciate just how challenging and stressful it can be to care for an aging parent at home. This despite the fact I was lucky enough to have a spouse and grown children at home to help, and many siblings nearby only too happy to assist whenever needed.

Clearly not all families are this fortunate! At Best Senior Home Care, our mission is a simple one – help families in need to find reliable, compassionate caregivers to be there for your loved ones when you can’t be there. Over the last five years we have helped many families in the area with in-home care for an aging parent or other relative. Google Verified Author