Posted on Oct 17, 2018
It can often be easy to forget that mental health is as important as physical health as we age. A senior’s happiness can have a direct impact on their physical health which is why companion care is so important. While this may not mean going out every night of the week, or maintaining a large circle of friends, seniors still need a certain level of social contact and crave the companionship of others. Unfortunately, as people age and their social circles dwindle, this can become more and more difficult. That’s why we offer companion care services. The goal is to ensure seniors have constant human contact no matter how isolated they might otherwise be.
Our caregivers are trained to create meaningful connections with clients. We want you to feel like your caregiver is part of your family. We carefully select our caregivers to ensure that they are both qualified and compassionate and assign them based on the individualized suitability for your loved one. Our caregivers understand how important companionship can be to seniors. Our goal is to facilitate a lasting relationship between them.
An AARP survey found that lonely seniors find it difficult to motivate themselves to build social networks whether that means attending religious services, working on hobbies, and volunteering. It can be both physically and mentally difficult to do these things on their own, and that’s where a caregiver comes in. A Senior Helpers companion caregiver can help your loved one get around town to attend religious services, book clubs, hobby gathering, and other activities they might enjoy that could encourage socialization.
Our companion care services are, at their root, all about fostering companionship. Our clients enjoy the company of our caregivers, and they often sit together and chat, play games, and generally spend a great deal of time in each other’s company. Whatever your loved one and their caregiver do together, these interactions can give your senior much-needed socialization, which is great for their mental health.
We understand the importance of keeping our companion care options flexible and customizable, depending on the specific needs of our clients. We work with you to determine a personalized care plan that includes senior companion care, personal care, and any of our other care options.
Whether you need Senior Helpers' assistance 24/7 or just a few hours a day, we will be able to accommodate you and your loved one. Our caregivers are trained to assist your loved one with a variety of services, including: companionship and conversation, help with hobbies, transportation, assistance with pet care, reminder services, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, and home safety.
You want your loved one to be happy. You want your loved one to continue to find meaning in life as they get older. We want to do what we can to make that a reality.
If you think your loved one could benefit from our companion care services, don’t hesitate to reach out to Senior Helpers today, and learn how our caregivers can assist you.