Loneliness | Benefits of live-in carers as companions

05 March 2019

Loneliness is seen by many as one of the largest health concerns we face. One of the main benefits that our clients tell us they weren’t expecting is the companionship they get from their live-in carer. Sometimes we just don’t realise how lonely we are, or how much we miss social interaction with another person every day.

The reality of loneliness is stark in the UK. Research shows:

  • over 9 million people in the UK – almost a fifth of the population – say they are always or often lonely, but almost two thirds feel uncomfortable admitting to it (British Red Cross and Co-Op, 2016)
  • over half (51%) of all people aged 75 and over live alone (ONS, 2010)
  • two fifths all older people (about 3.9 million) say the television is their main company (Age UK, 2014) (source: https://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/loneliness-research/) Loneliness can also contribute to feelings of depression, and can harm our health. Indeed, the frightening fact is that research shows that loneliness increases the likelihood of mortality by 26% (Holt-Lunstad, 2015) (source: https://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/threat-to-health/)

So what can we do?

Our busy lives maybe mean we don’t visit our elderly family members as much as we would like to, or perhaps they live far away. In this instance, we can help as we offer a vetted and trained live-in carer, who can provide companionship. Our carers are empathetic and listen to what their clients would like to do; some days they might like a walk in the park and other days they might only feel like watching the TV, but to know that someone is there with them is a real helping hand.

If you are concerned your loved one is suffering from loneliness or isolation, then please do call Chris White-Smith, owner of Promedica24 West Sussex, on 01243 684085 for an informal chat about how a live-in carer could help. You can also visit https://www.promedica24.co.uk/ for more information.

Chris White-Smith

Promedica24 West Sussex

Live-in Care for West Sussex

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