Helping the elderly

Concierge Services London will be helping the elderly where we can to enjoy the quality of life that they deserve. Let us all work together to try to serve them better. Below you will find videos that will provide some insights that you might want to investigate for yourself and act on.  Share your stories with us at CSL.

Helping the elderly: Loneliness

With aging, there are not just physical issues.
There can be a range of other issues.
Loneliness is defined as a sadness that comes because one has no friends or company.

Offer practical help

Do you know an older person who lives alone? Someone who  rarely leaves the house? Someone who has recently suffered a bereavement or is in poor health, disabled? Or someone who has sight or hearing loss, or doesn’t seem to have close family living nearby?

Ask them if they need any help with tasks such as shopping, posting letters, picking up prescriptions and medicines or dog-walking.

Share your time

Your contribution could be as simple as a weekly telephone call to an isolated older person, or extend to regular home visits for a chat and to help with shopping and so on, driving an elderly person to a social event, or even hosting coffee mornings for groups of elderly people.

Watch for signs of winter illness

Older people are particularly vulnerable during the winter as cold weather increases their risk of illnesses such as colds, coughs, flu, heart attacks, strokes, breathing problems and hypothermia (a dangerous fall in body temperature).

Check (ideally in October before winter sets in) if they’ve had a free flu jab and, if not, offer to make an appointment at the GP surgery.

Evidence suggests giving your time in this way could be as valuable to you as the person you support.