Stories of elderly abuse in the form of financial and emotional abuse abound. They take place in facilities and in the private homes of seniors. Unfortunately, seniors who live alone or those who don’t seem to get support from family members are at highest risk. If predators view you as isolated, lonely, and physically weak without much social support, they will view you as an easy target. Seniors who are widowed, divorced or separated seek companionship, and with the advent of technology, online dating websites make it that much easier to connect with strangers who pose as elderly candidates for companionship or romance.
If you have an elderly loved one who lives far away or lives alone, or if you’re worried about the emotional state of your parent who has gone through a recent divorce or death of a spouse, try to reach out to your loved one more often. Make it a habit of calling them at least once a day to check up on them. If you know your elderly loved one’s medical history and risks, ask them how they are faring on their own.
Without someone around the house, an elderly person’s needs may go unnoticed. With a certified, pre-screened companion, you can help safeguard against the following risks:
- Social isolation
- Poor medication management
- Lapse of doctor and dental visits
- Poor eyesight
- Involvement with questionable characters
A-1 Home Care will do everything to ensure that your elderly loved one is safe and protected from physical, emotional and financial harm. Companion care services include meal preparation, daily light housekeeping, laundry, transportation to medical and dental appointments, social excursions, great conversation, and medication monitoring. A thorough investigation of every caregiver’s criminal background and references is completed before someone is sent into your home.
Call A-1 Home Care today (626) 287-0250 or visit us online www.arcadiainhomecare.com to learn more about companion home care services. We cover Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Pasadena, Monterey Park and Monrovia.