Growing old presents many challenges that we might not consider during our younger years, loneliness in older people is one of them and it can have a serious impact on quality of life affecting both physical and mental health.
Recent figures published by the Campaign To End Loneliness reveals that there are 9 million people affected by loneliness in the UK and 4 million of these are older people. During the winter months, the number of people affected by chronic loneliness becomes even greater.
Evidence suggests that the effects of loneliness can be devastating, leading to an increase in mortality by 26% as well as a higher risk of developing coronary heart disease, depression and cognitive decline including dementia.
Loneliness can often creep up on people in later life caused by bereavement, ill-health and poor mobility as the opportunities to access the local community are reduced causing increased social isolation. Coronavirus has of course had an even bigger impact on this growing issue making it much harder to ease the problem of loneliness in older people.
Care at home alleviates elderly loneliness
Having care at home can help to provide relief for older people who are isolated and lonely. Having live-in care or a carer paying regular home care visits, offers essential support, connection and companionship for those in need.
Christies Care has been providing specialist home care for over 30 years and is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. We offer both live-in and home care visit services providing around-the-clock care or regular assistance as little or as often as you need it.
Our award-winning person-centred care offers you:
- Specialist care for physical and degenerative cognitive conditions
- Mobility support to aid movement and exercise
- Light housework – an extra pair of hands to keep your home in order
- Grocery shopping and pet care
- Collecting and administering medication
- Help to prepare and cook meals for better nutrition
We are committed to offering comfort and companionship to improve quality of life. Our carers are carefully selected to be compatible with our clients to ensure they enjoy one another’s company whilst being expertly cared for with kindness and compassion and treated with dignity and respect.
So many of our clients’ families tell us they are amazed by the positive benefits that having live-in or hourly care has had on their loved ones. Knowing elderly parents and relatives are happy and being cared for and supported safely provides invaluable peace of mind for families.
“Right from the moment I first called Christies Care Ltd they have been helpful and reassuring. A carer came the same day I picked my mother up from hospital and fitted in straight away. I felt completely confident and happy leaving mum in her care. The house now looks clean and cosy and mum looks wonderfully well looked after.”
Our services are tailored according to your individual needs and our flexible care plans are delivered by highly-trained carers who are dedicated to enhancing the lives of their clients in surroundings they are happy and familiar with.
If you or your loved one would benefit from some extra help at home call our care team on 01728 605107 to discuss your needs or arrange a free assessment.
We would be happy to connect you with some of our existing clients and their families so you can speak directly to someone in our care and understand how Christies Care is helping make a difference in their lives.