Posted on Feb 11, 2018
Human-beings by nature are social creatures. Our need for social interaction doesn’t change as we grow older. In this day and age, communicating with friends and family has become so much easier with the majority of people just being a few clicks away, whether that be a cell phone or a computer. Though it becomes harder to maintain our daily routine as we grow older, our desire for social interaction doesn’t go away. Mental health and happiness are key factors in improving physical health and recent research continues to prove this.
It is an unfortunate fact that seniors feel the effects of loneliness more than any other age group.
This is where companionship care can really help. We’ve noticed, that even when aging seniors live with their families, they can still feel lonely. They are often seen as a burden or obligation by family members. Therefore, in-home care services can help not only the aging senior in their day to day activities - it can also improve their overall happiness and well-being. Additionally, family members appreciate the positive benefits that can result from the relationship between the caregiver and their loved one.
The ultimate goal of companion care is to improve the quality of life for your loved one through daily assistance, emotional support, and companionship. Caregivers provide support to your loved one in many ways:
Caring companionship and conversation
Help with hobbies
Assistance with pet care
Compatibility between your loved one and their caregiver is of utmost importance. At Senior Helpers, we consider a variety of factors to find the best caregiver for your loved one; personality, experience, interests, skills, etc. This takes some extra time and effort, but results in greater satisfaction for everyone involved. Companion helps seniors to remain as independent as possible while prolonging the next step of care: assisted living or a nursing home facility which is ultimately much more costly than in-home care services.
If you believe your loved one may benefit from in-home companion care, contact us today!
Senior Helpers – Sacramento/Placer provides compassionate caregivers to help our local seniors with day-to-day tasks such as housekeeping, meal prep/planning, and transportation as well as providing assistance with bathing, dressing, medication reminders and more. Our mission is to improve the life of seniors and help relieve the burden on their families. If your loved one lives in Sacramento or the surrounding areas (Roseville/Rocklin, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove) and you would like more information, please call us at 916-671-5777 or click the Contact Us link at the top of this page.