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Sunday is loneliest day of the week for elderly

There are few things more enjoyable than a good Sunday roast, but despite 49% of elderly people admitting it to be their favourite meal, 4 out of 10 said they eat it less than once a month with loved ones.

Sundays are traditionally when people choose to spend the most time with family, and local shops and businesses are either closed early or altogether. For the roughly 2.2 million elderly people living alone in the UK, this can be an isolating experience. It is our aim at Burley's Home Care to relieve feelings of loneliness with compassionate, friendly care and support whenever required.

Why fighting loneliness is so important

Loneliness is not just an unpleasant feeling; it can have a serious impact on health. Elderly people living with loneliness are more at risk of developing depression, anxiety and high blood pressure. Combatting loneliness is therefore key to improving quality and length of life.

Home care as a solution to loneliness

At Burley’s Home Care, we believe that nobody should be alone when in need of company. Our team of friendly home carers can provide companionship and support whenever needed – we can even whip up a delicious roast!

If you are worried about your loved one spending time alone this weekend, why not give our team a call? 85% of elderly people said that eating with company is far more enjoyable than eating alone and one of our compassionate home carers will be happy to be a dining companion for as many days as required.

Interested in home care in the South? We cover postcodes across Dorset and Hampshire. See our areas we cover page for further details or contact our team to discuss your loved one’s requirements on 01425 470 411. Together, we can beat loneliness.