Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Feeling emotionally connected is essential to human well-being. Everyone needs to have a sense of purpose and be motivated to get up in the morning. Companionship is more than helpful for aging adults. It can actually help elderly people thrive!
Sadly, older people sometimes struggle to keep socially active. Adult children might be busy (or even overwhelmed) with their own daily schedules, and their children’s schedules, as well. They may not have enough available time to be able to share often with their aging parents.
As people continue to live longer, they also suffer through the continued loss of family and friends who have become ill, moved away, or died. Sometimes an older adult could remain happier and live independently if he or she just had a companion to help out with some of the responsibilities. Adding some social time together would be a wonderful bonus!
What can we do to help our older loved ones, family or friends?
Here are 4 benefits of companion care to consider:
- Companion care can include cooking, light housekeeping, meal preparation or more. As an older adult is struggling to maintain independence, companion care can provide the adult with a sense of empowerment and the ability to age at home.
- An older adult can maintain a sense of dignity. He or she doesn’t have to struggle with feeling like a burden to neighbors, friends or family.
- Companion care provides friendship. How nice to have a person in proximity to talk with, and share thoughts and feelings! Conversation allows people to express themselves.
- Staying home alone all the time can feel scary. Companions trained to deal with emergencies can be a comfort. Aging adults are less likely to be taken advantage of in financial scams when they’re not alone, too.
Care services can keep seniors active and lively. They can eliminate the boredom of long lonely days. Seniors with companions can go more places, enjoy hobbies again, dine out, or go to movies. More activities can improve or enhance their quality of life.
Concierge Care can help you or your elderly loved one by referring compassionate companion caregivers, whether for a few hours, days, or longer.
Companion care professionals can provide lasting friendships that make a real difference in the lives of older adults. Call Concierge Care today at 888-205-9940 or fill out our form here for more information!