The Secretary of Health, Jeremy Hunt has said that it is shameful that as many as 800,000 people in England were " chronically Lonely". The Department of Health has said that Loneliness causes serious physical, Emotional and Metal... damage.
MORE THAN HALF OF UK,S OVER 75s LIVE ALONE!!
According to Age UK, 450,000 older people Face Christmas Alone . More than half of people over 75 live alone . About 5 Million people consider TV their main form of company, according to The Campaign to End loneliness . Over 3/4 of GPs believe up to 1 in 10 of the patients they saw in a day were really attending surgery because they were lonely, a poll of 1,000 found.
Traditional Homecare is focused on the task and the amount of time it will take to get someone out of bed or feed them with no recognition of the equally important part of someone's support in having someone to talk to and spending some time with them.
At Home Instead Senior Care Telford, Newport and Bridgnorth we specialise in providing Companionship and support to people living in their own home, built around both their physical and social needs. We provide CAREGivers that are screened, fully trained and insured who are then selected, matched and put forward to be introduced around your needs and preferences prior to being approved by you or your family to provide any care. To find out more or set up an informal meeting please contact us on 01952 581112