We know that exercise, proper nutrition and getting enough sleep helps us stay healthy as we get older, but research shows that social interaction is one of the most important aspects of living a long, healthy life.
Most adults interact with several people a day such as co-workers, friends and family members who provide companionship. However, for seniors and some people living with a disability, regular opportunities for social engagement can diminish.
Individuals who live alone often experience social isolation and feelings of loneliness and depression, which causes their health to decline. Companionship is a key part of senior and disability care, not just because companions provide assistance with daily tasks such as housekeeping and personal care, but also because they provide a meaningful human connection that greatly improves quality of life.
Companion care can encourage confidence and independence, and boost social interaction. Apart from daily activities, popping in for a chat, organising appointments or social activities with clients, or going on social outings, are all part of our care. Our services are tailored to meet individual and family requests.
Most seniors and people with disability want to stay living at home for as long as possible. It’s important to make sure that there is a healthy amount of social interaction, which can be difficult if they live alone. Bringing a caregiver into the home not only helps your loved one with activities of daily living, it also provides them with necessary social stimulation to help them live a healthy and happier life.