Dear Marie-Josée, we share your concern.
The mourning of a loved one is a difficult process, at any age and even more so after many years of living together. The loss of a spouse sometimes causes changes in lifestyle and even regular habits.
When we consider that people who live alone are 80% more likely to suffer from depression than those living with family or socially surrounded. One can legitimately worry about the psychological consequences of senior isolation.
Breaking the Isolation
At Home Instead, we understand your concerns, and we recognize that it may be difficult for you to be present for your mother, in the context of an already full and busy life.
For this reason, as soon as you contact the team at Home Instead, a consultant will perform a home-based visit, within 24 hours if needed, in order to understand your mother’s situation, needs and preferences better. With this information, your mother will be paired with a professional caregiver based on their common interests and of course, your mother’s personality. The paired caregiver who visits your mother will always be the same, in order to create a trusting and respectful relationship.
The companionship services at Home Instead aim to break both loneliness and isolation of the senior population, aiding them in meeting the basic need of socialization.
The chosen caregiver may accompany your mother during physical activities, cultural outings or different types of entertainment, make conversation and keep her company, read to her, play cards or any other social game, even provide overnight care – offering a reassuring presence.
These are just a few examples of the services that Home Instead is capable of offering, to ensure that your mother is happy, safe and you have peace of mind.
Happily living at Home
For over 20 years, the professional caregivers at Home Instead support families with a single objective: to provide seniors with the opportunity to remain at home, by providing them with a caring presence as well as constant support through the building of a lasting and trustful relationship.
Whatever the situation may be, we will provide the answers to your needs and meet your expectations. Allow us to prove it to you!
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