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How To Prevent An Escalation in Aging: Companionship

As our loved ones age, due to the loss of friends, busy family schedules, and a decrease in social interactions, they may start to feel lonely and isolated, which can escalate aging in the elderly. Feelings of isolation can lead to mental and physical health risks including high blood pressure, obesity, anxiety, depression, and cognitive decline. Companion care is a great option for elderly home care. 

What is Companion Care?

Companion care is a non-medical caregiving service that provides companionship, social interaction, and assistance with day-to-day activities for your loved ones. Companion care is perfect for those who are lonely, feel isolated, or experience the sadness of aging. Companion care focuses on enhancing the quality of life of your loved one by offering emotional support and assistance with everyday living. 

Companion care often includes: 

  • arranging appointments 
  • assistance with morning wake-up 
  • bedtime assistance 
  • medication reminders 
  • accompanying to doctor’s visits 
  • grocery lists preparation 
  • assistance with reading 
  • visiting neighbors & friends 
  • playing games or cards 
  • assistance with coupon clipping 
  • answering the telephone 
  • organizing/mailing bills and letters 
  • caring for houseplants
  • having conversations 
  • and more

How Can Companion Care Help Your Loved One?

Companion home care services can help your loved one avoid feelings of loneliness and depression. Having a companion could alleviate the feeling of loneliness simply by providing social support to the elderly. When home caregivers come in and provide companionship, our loved ones can enjoy a safe and comfortable living environment in their own homes. It also provides emotional and mental stimulation which helps with cognition and happiness. 

We understand that loneliness and depression happen in the elderly, but we believe it shouldn’t stay that way. A Caring Hand at Home provides companionship to alleviate feelings of loneliness by offering a safe environment that keeps your loved one in their own home. We would love to sit and play cards with your loved ones or go on a walk with them if their mobility allows. If you need a respite or your loved one needs more companionship, contact us today and set up an appointment to discuss your loved one’s companionship care. 

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