It can be difficult to watch our once vibrant and independent parents grow older and lose interest the activities they once loved doing. Aging people are susceptible to becoming withdrawn and socially isolated. It is especially important as individuals age, to maintain the social aspect of life in order to stay mentally and physically healthy. As we all know, general wellbeing increases with social interaction. An excellent service that is gaining in popularity is Companion Care or social visits for seniors who would benefit from spending time with a friend to chat or accompany them on outings and appointments.
This type of service offers a visit from a sophisticated individual that has worldly experience that can engage the client in conversations and experiences that relate to the clients’ interests. The companion may drive them to their doctor’s appointments, to the library, or even to brunch to meet with friends.
Companion services fill in the gaps when family cannot be there or if there is limited time during the week to squeeze in a quality visit with mom or dad. It is different from traditional home care services, which help with personal care needs. Companion care is relaxing and social, a friendly face that a person can connect with.
Capital City Nurses pioneered companion care with our “Daughter Down the Street” program, a leading companion care service. Clients love visits with their companion and it helps them participate socially as they always have. Families love The “Daughter Down the Street” because they know their mom or dad are staying active and engaged and are developing new trusted relationships.
**Ask about our male companions, our “Sons Stopping By” too!