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by | Oct 5, 2018

Lonely Loved One? Hire an Elder Care Provider


Aging adults are frequently lonely and bored, and often they feel powerless to change their circumstances.

Due to age and health issues, many seniors can no longer get out and about like they used to. Family caregivers can do a lot to help their elderly relative by involving them in family events and stopping by frequently, but other responsibilities prevent them from spending long hours there. However, many families find that hiring an elder care provider is a wonderful way to alleviate loneliness for their elderly loved one.

Loneliness and Isolation are Common with Seniors

There are plenty of age-related changes that elderly people face that make them more isolated. They often have physical limitations like arthritis or the after-effects of a stroke. Often, they’ve lost their driving privileges, so they cannot go far from the house. Family members are busy with their jobs and families and can only visit occasionally. In some cases, elderly friends and even spouses have passed away, making seniors feel even more alone.

People need social interaction and time with people they like, and aging adults are no different. The alternative is hours alone and loneliness that can cause both physical and mental health issues. In some cases, loneliness can lead to depression. Instead of spending hours alone every day being bored, aging adults can spend that time with an elder care provider. A caring and compassionate helper means they are less likely to be lonely at home.

Elder Care Providers Bring Comfort and Companionship

Aging adults with mobility issues are the most likely to become lonely, so elder care providers are often hired to visit in the home and spend time with them. There are a number of things that these professional providers can do to keep seniors engaged, socializing and content. Many elder care providers are happy to play card games, board games or puzzles. Some seniors invest in video game systems and have fun that way. Seniors and their elderly care provider can also watch movies and TV shows or read books and magazines.

Elder care providers can also assist elderly adults in arranging outings. They may spend time at the park or at the mall. It’s a good idea to take walks and drives to get the elderly adult out of the house and experience a change of scenery. Elder care providers can even drive aging adults to the senior community center for activities if desired. Going to doctor’s appointments, the pharmacy and even the grocery store can also help the elderly adult feel less isolated.

It’s important for family members to realize that the elder care provider’s companionship is only a supplement to regular family activities for the aging adult. With a large support system, the senior can enjoy a nice balance of friends, family, and community. Having an elder care provider coming regularly to the home can make all the difference between a lonely senior and one that is happy.

Are you or a family member considering hiring a Caregiver in El Dorado Hills, CA? Talk to the friendly staff at Golden Years In-Home Senior Care.   Call Us Today 916-333-0383. We are here when you need us!

Golden Years

Privately Owned, Locally Established

As a privately-owned local company, Golden Years is well equip to adapt to each client’s needs on an individualized basis. We are not a franchise.
And because we are local, we are able to consult our care team concerning our clients care needs in a quick and efficient way. Our clients are our first priority. Nothing is more important to us than providing superior quality care for you or your loved.

Intensive Caregiver Training

At this time California has very few state requirements for caregivers. For this reason, many home care providers are not obligated to hire caregiver with formal training.
Golden Years always goes above and beyond the minimum requirements to ensure your loved one receives the best care possible. Each Golden Years caregiver completes Golden Years Academy, an orientation training program which ensures our caregivers have a complete understanding of all the essential care techniques. This provides for a safe, and effective home care experience.

Immediate Caregiver Response Time

Golden Years is available by phone 24/7.

Local Golden Years representatives are available to meet with clients for any reason.

We are here for you, at your convenience, to discuss any care needs or concerns. And we will create a customized solution for any care concern. In addition, we can schedule an in person meeting any day, and most times, available within a few hours. Lastly, we are available during the day, evening, or weekends. We will work around your schedule.

With Golden Years, clients and professional care partners can call anytime to speak with live staff 24/7.

Complimentary Nurse Wellness Visits

Every client receives a complimentary wellness visit within 30 days of care service from Golden Years' own nursing staff.

Although no regulations require nurse oversight in California, Golden Years goes above and beyond the industry standard. Our clients are routinely visited by a Golden Years nurse. Each visit consists of a wellness check where our nurse discusses care needs and takes notes pertaining to the overall wellness of the client. These notes are submitted to our care team for review, where care changes are discussed and implemented after the family’s approval. We go the extra mile to ensure your loved one receives the best care possible. We ca say with confidence, you won’t find any other locally owned care provider who will care for you or your loved one like us – By the way, there is never a fee for this service, it’s always free.

Specialized Care Management Program

At Golden Years In-Home Care, each client is assigned a dedicated Care Manager, ensuring personalized care that is second to none. This manager is available for questions, support, and scheduling changes.

Care Managers develop personal relationships with clients and their families, gaining insight into specific preferences and needs. This allows for effective communication, ensuring caregivers follow the care plan and adjust as needed.

Care Managers oversee caregivers, arrange services, make supervisory visits to seniors' homes, and conduct monthly wellness calls to families. They are specially trained to handle all client requests, providing comprehensive support for every client.