Even with modern technology and the ever increasing number of ways we can stay connected with people, loneliness and isolation is still a very common problem of modern life. The elderly and those with disabilities can run an especially high risk of succumbing to loneliness and depression if living on their own. While friends, neighbors and family members can do their part to fill the important role that social interactions play in a loved one’s life, it is not always possible for them to step away from their own obligations and responsibilities and devote the time and attention necessary.
At Right Choice Caregiving, our professional in-home caregivers are trained to offer our clients a wide range of services that encompass both the practical and social needs of every person. Whether preparing a nutritious meal in the home or escorting a client to a medical appointment or trip to the bank, our mission is to make every client feel as if they are in the presence of a trusted family member or friend.Contact Us Today
Fighting Depression in the Elderly
Studies have shown that loneliness and isolation can have serious implications on mental and physical health, especially among the elderly. Depression is a common problem among the elderly in particular, which can have a serious impact on overall health and wellbeing.
Some of the most common side effects of depression among the elderly include:
- Reclusiveness and loss of interest in social activities, interactions and hobbies
- Dependence on alcohol or controlled substances
- Feelings of insecurity such as having worries about being a burden to family and friends
- Loss of appetite and subsequent weight loss
- Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
- Thoughts of death or suicide
Contact an In-Home Caregiving Professional in Los Angeles Today!
At Right Choice Caregiving, we offer a full range of practical and interdisciplinary services designed to take every client’s physical as well as social and emotional needs into account. Call 800.898.0840 today to schedule a free in-home needs assessment.