In This Article:
- What is Senior Companion Care?
- Top 3 Benefits of Companion Care at Home
- Scheduling Companion Care for Your Elderly Loved One
Why Companion Care Matters for Seniors
Should your loved one receive companion care? Here’s what you need to know to make that decision.
What Companion Care Consists Of
Cahoon Care offers companion care when you can’t be with your loved one, yourself. Whether a family member is incapacitated after a hospital stay, or would just benefit from having some extra companionship a few times a week, our caregivers can help.
Companion care consists of many different things, such as:
- Accompanying your loved one to doctor’s appointments, and advocating on their behalf
- Escorting seniors to appointments, engagements, museums, the movies, and more
- Scheduling appointments and engagements
- Reading the newspaper
- Cooking meals
- And more
Companion care can make a big difference in seniors’ lives. Here are a few reasons why you should consider companion care for your loved one.
The Benefits of Companion Care
Companion care can provide a senior with daily socialization, which is vital to their mental health. When seniors stay in their homes, social isolation may become an issue, especially if friends or neighbors don’t check in regularly. Companion care ensures that seniors receive regular interaction with others, which can contribute to their mental health and reduce feelings of loneliness.
Reduced Feelings of Depression
Seniors can get depressed easily, especially if they have limited interaction with others. As seniors develop relationships with their caregivers, they come to look forward to their time together. Interacting with a caregiver on a regular basis can help to reduce feelings of depression in seniors.
Social Interaction and Its Effects
Truth is, social interaction can have significant implications on other areas of a senior’s life. Interacting with a companion on a daily basis can positively affect multiple facets of a senior’s life, including:
- Diet – Sharing meals with a companion can encourage seniors to eat regularly, and to eat well
- Health – Socialization has many positive benefits on a senior’s mental health, which can also positively affect their physical health.
- Exercise – A senior may be more willing to participate in activities, like going for a walk, when they have someone to share in those activities with them
- Sleep – Knowing that a companion will be over to visit in the morning can help to encourage more regular sleep habits, and seniors may be better able to get to sleep each night after having taken part in activities, including exercise, with a companion during the day.
Scheduling Companion Care for Your Loved One
Can your loved one benefit from companion care? Please contact Cahoon Care today to speak with an elder care adviser about how companion care may help your loved one.