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Loneliness and Social Isolation To The Aging Population – How Can Companionship Care Help Your Loved One

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Loneliness and social isolation are more typical for the elderly population than any other age group. It affects their overall health and well-being.

According to the National Institute on Aging, their studies show that loneliness and social isolation are associated with higher risks for health problems such as heart disease, depression, and cognitive decline. And, older adults 65 and older are growing, many are socially isolated and regularly feel lonely

Some of the common reasons why seniors feel lonely or isolated are when they live alone after the passing of a spouse, their adult children moved away, they don’t have friends close by, they are not socially active within their community, or when there is a decrease in their mobility caused by a health condition.

What Is Companionship and why is it important?

Companionship means differently from person to person. For some, it usually means you have a close relationship with someone that comes naturally and you enjoy each other’s company. You spend time together doing activities or you have common hobbies that you do together.

Companionship is very important for someone’s overall health and well-being. A good companion(s) can give a positive impact that helps your mind and body positively engage with activities that promote your physical, social, and mental well-being.

How Can Companionship Care Help Your Loved One?

Companionship Care can help older people make sure they have company and they have someone with whom they can socialize at home which help reduces or prevent loneliness and social isolation. It can help older people engage in activities that aim to promote social, physical, and mental well-being and help encourage older people to participate in activities inside and outside the home.

Who Can Provide Companionship Care?

A home care aide and usually known as a “caregiver” provides non-medical services such as companionship care to elderly people, convalescents, or persons with disabilities. Additionally, they can help with daily living activities such as personal care, ambulation, and personal hygiene assistance. Can perform housekeeping duties, and transportation assistance such as doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping, and running errands.

How To Get A Companionship Care For A Loved One?

The safest and easy way is to contact a home care agency. You can simply call an agency to get your initial assessment, they do home visits to assess the home environment and they will find the best-qualified caregivers for you. A caregiver employed by an agency goes through background checked and they are insured and bonded in case some accident happens with the caregiver while on duty.

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