a post about Elderly Care | March 26, 2015
As a person ages the opportunity for social interaction will likely decline. Living at home as a senior can become isolating, and without companionship an individual may face declining emotional health. Adequate social support can have a positive impact on an individual’s health including increasing physical activity, diminishing psychological problems, and reducing stress. If we know that social support is essential for senior health why do so many seniors live isolated lives?
A primary provider of social support is a senior’s family. If this family lives far away or is unable to provide regular companionship the senior may have limited social interaction. Community based services may also provide companionship but often require seniors to provide their own transportation. This may prevent many seniors from participating. Some of the best solutions for boosting social support and increasing companionship include community activities with available transportation. Senior centers, meal delivery, adult day centers, and healthcare providers all may offer social opportunities that allow seniors to get out of their homes and lead fulfilling lives.
Companionship is one of the main goals of our in home services at Already HomeCare. Our team of professional caretakers understands that having someone to interact with is important for a senior’s well-being. Living at home as a senior can be lonely at times and we want to ensure our clients are living full and vibrant lives. Our companionship services include:
- Help with household chores.
- Transportation to and companionship during community events.
- Daily dressing and personal care assistance.
- Meal preparation and companionship.
- Transportation to and assistance with daily errands.
If you’d like to learn more about how Already HomeCare can make living at home as a senior easier contact us today. We can answer any questions you may have about the services we provide.