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Senior Companion Services Keep Seniors Active
While many people associate home care services with individuals who are in need of personal care or skilled nursing functions there are other options available for those that do not have those types of needs, but need a visitor, a friend or a companion. Isolation is a reality for many seniors. Depression and masking are symptoms associated with cognitive impairment. If someone feels depressed or embarrassed because they are unable to recall the right words or they can no longer do the things they used to, they may withdraw. Over time they may get listless and lose any motivation to be active and seek things to do that are fun and stimulating. The “Daughter Down the Street” or “Son Stopping By” programs offered by Capital City Nurses is a companion service for those that do not have personal care or clinical needs, but would benefit from socializing, getting out and spending time with someone that cares about them, but is not a family member. This service is receiving more and more attention for the benefits it brings to seniors looking for social stimulation. It can also be an introduction to home care in the event that the client’s needs progress.
Senior companion services cater more towards the emotional needs of seniors who cannot quite do things like they once did. Family members are busy with daily life and often are unable to visit as frequently as they once did. These companion services aim to fill that void and provide seniors with a companion that’s available for everything from a game of chess to running daily errands. By bringing these things back into the life of a senior, their emotional health can be greatly improved and the family can let go of feeling guilty when they are not able to visit.
The Emotional Benefits
The lack of conversation in life can leave them feeling alone and secluded even if they have people who love and care about them. Meaningful interaction on a regular basis is something to look forward to. Having a few hours planned and getting out with someone whose company you enjoy is good for the soul. Senior companion services not only provide stimulating conversation, but they’ll also allow seniors to enjoy familiar activities. Because companionship services are completely personalized to each individual, you can confident that your loved one will appreciate each visit.
Keeping their World Open
As a son, daughter, niece, nephew or grandchild – it’s important to do what you can to ensure the health and happiness of your aging loved one. While it’s impossible to always be there when you want to be, you can ensure that reliable companionship services are in place. These services are designed to “keep the world open” to seniors who may be feeling like the world is closing in on them. Mental health is just as important as physical health, so consider arranging a social visit by a “son” or “daughter” from Capital City Nurses.
Visit https://sales3.org/pb-dev/ccn to learn more about the professional companion services offered by Capital City Nurses. With an experienced and caring staff available, you can rest assured that your loved one is in good hands with these professional care givers.