Extra Festive Cheer from Wilmslow Care Provider this Christmas
Monday, 11th December 2017
Friday, 8th December 2017
Loneliness is a growing concern amongst older people, often triggered by devastating life events such as bereavement. Not only is it unpleasant to experience, but it can also increase the risk of developing serious medical conditions, such as strokes, mental health issues and dementia.
At Christmas time the heart-breaking reality of loneliness can become even clearer. According to new research by Age UK nearly a million (928,000) older people feel lonelier at Christmas and a similar number (873,000) don’t see or hear from anybody for days on end over the Christmas period.
Cheshire East itself has numerous areas in which older people are judged to have a ‘very high risk’ of loneliness according to the Age UK ‘loneliness heat map’, which predicts the risk of loneliness based on factors such as marital status, health, age and household size.
Katie Brennan, Home Care Manager for Carefound Home Care in Wilmslow, said:
“It is fantastic to have the opportunity to celebrate the festive period with our clients and their families across Cheshire East. Our professional carers are thoroughly enjoying delivering gifts, cards and lots of Christmas cheer!”
“This time of year can be difficult for some older people and it is important we all take the time to think about family, friends and neighbours, especially those who may be at greater risk of loneliness or isolation.”
If you would like to speak with the Wilmslow team at Carefound Home Care for your family, or on behalf of somebody you know, you can call them in Wilmslow on 01625 326470 or visit www.carefound.co.uk/locations/cheshire/wilmslow/.