The Importance of Companion Care
Companion care is an essential aspect of a senior’s life. In most cases, it will allow the seniors to stay comfortable in their own homes and provide them with social, mental, and emotional support. Companion care can include both medical and non-medical services. Non-medical services can include light housekeeping, medication reminders, and helping with everyday activities. It can also have physical care by transporting them to doctors’ appointments, hair appointments, and grocery shopping. The main goals of companion care are to provide quality of life, companionship, and emotional support for the senior. It is a way to allow the seniors to enjoy their life to the fullest while still attending to their individual needs.
Senior companions play an essential role in a senior’s life. They are a consistent presence and connection to the rest of society. A companion’s position can be as simple as sharing a meal or conversing with the senior. Often, the small things mean the most, and often a personal connection is shared between a companion and the senior. Growing older comes with its share of challenges and worries; having a care companion helps to remove many of those worries and burdens. Being alone can bring on dementia and forgetfulness. A care companion can make a significant impact by assisting them to strive towards a longer and healthier life, bringing meaning and a willingness to do more.
There are many different types of companion care available. Our services range from 24-hour care to a few hours a day.
Written by: Lindsey Underhill 11/12/2020