Over the month of December, we have been highlighting the issue of elderly loneliness, especially during the festive season, and how we can all support our loved ones.
When someone is struggling with loneliness, the smallest social interaction can make all the difference. It can provide a sense of comfort and prevent the feeling of social isolation. We have previously discussed the effects loneliness can have on your mental and physical health and what you can do if you think someone you know is suffering from loneliness. This week we are sharing how we can help combat loneliness in our community.
How we can help
At Heritage Healthcare York, our focus is allowing individuals to remain in the comfort of their own homes for longer. Alongside our home care services such as personal care, household help and complex needs support, our care team provide companionship to each client to prevent loneliness.
We work with our clients and their loved ones to create a unique care plan tailored to their needs and requirements. For many families, just knowing one of our Home Carers will be visiting a loved one to help with daily tasks or to deliver essential items makes a huge difference.
With our companionship service, we aim to keep the mind and body active by having a chat about current events or reminiscing about their memories. Our team help clients get out into their community, either with a walk or visiting the local shops. Our team also helps clients attend social activities and visit friends and family to maintain their lifestyles.
The unique support provided by Heritage Healthcare puts the client first, allowing them to remain independent at home for longer and providing reassurance to loved ones.
Do you want to make a difference in your community?
Join our team of Home Care Assistants and help people remain at home for longer surrounded by their cherished memories. Visit our careers page here to view our current vacancies.