More and more people are discovering the benefits of companionship for seniors, and why companionship is essential as seniors age. Today, we’ll discuss some of the many reasons why companionship for seniors is valuable.
Kind Senior Care provides companionship for seniors in Middlesex and Essex Counties, Massachusetts. We pride ourselves in offering compassionate, reliable and modern non-medical home care services. If you’d like to learn more about us, click here or call 978-242-7449 to get in touch today!
Now, we’ll discuss the importance of companionship for seniors.
5 Benefits of Companionship for Seniors
1. Help with Everyday Activities
Many seniors can benefit from help with daily activities such as meal planning and preparation, light housekeeping, personal care and transportation. A little bit of help from a compassionate companion can make a world of difference in a senior’s life.
If a patient is in recovery from a surgery or accident, a caring companion can help them get better more quickly. Seniors are bound to recover with someone assisting them in caring for themselves, and lightening the load of their responsibilities around the house. In addition, according to an article in the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, people with supportive relationships tend to have lower levels of inflammation compared to people without such relationships. This means a quicker recovery and less pain.
3. Prevent Loneliness
Many seniors experience the loss of their spouses, close family members and friends as they age. As seniors battle the loneliness that comes with these losses, it is essential for them to have consistent, positive relationships in their lives to keep them feeling positive. Companions help seniors to feel cared for, and provide company and support to seniors.
4. Encourage Socialization
Oftentimes seniors become less social as a result of being less mobile and more tired or overwhelmed. Caregivers can help seniors feel less overwhelmed by helping with meal planning, housekeeping and personal care. They can encourage seniors to attend social events such as church, events with friends and family and community events and even help with transportation.
5. Preventative Care
Many seniors’ hospital visits would be avoidable with proper care. Since seniors tend to struggle with nutrition and exercise as they age, companions can be of great help in this area. Companions can help with nutritious meal planning and preparation, along with mobility, while keeping with the goal of helping seniors remain well and independent in their own homes.
Contact Kind Senior Care for Middlesex or Essex County Senior Care
Having received two “Best of Home Care” awards, we have a track record of providing excellent care and are eager to meet your senior care needs. If you’d like to learn more about our services, click here or call 978-242-7449 for more information.