The need for companionship is a basic human requirement. No matter the age, no one wants to be alone. It’s a comfort to have someone by your side, looking out for you and caring for you every day; and unfortunately, the older generation seems to suffer from this more often than others.
Companionship for the elderly promotes greater mental health, physical health, and a better quality of life. So, how can you make sure that your loved one gets the best companionship care possible? Discover our companionship in our short care options and see our suggestions below!
Elderly Companion Care Prevents Loneliness
Age UK discovered that half a million older people don’t see or speak to another person for approximately 5-6 days each week. Having someone to engage with and help to run errands and other jobs can help prevent the onset of stress and anxiety.
In this day and age, someone who feels lonely can pick up the phone and speak to someone. However, there are people who may not have many friends or family nearby and may not have access to a mobile phone. Being alone can lead to negative health conditions like depression and dementia, but lack of companionship can be found at all ages. It’s important to recognise isolation early and find a solution to make a loved one feel as included and involved as possible.
Companionship for the elderly is a great way for them to enjoy the company of others and form friendships through safe care services, providing extra support and interaction. Companionship is a basic human need that builds a sense of belonging and helps to keep your loved ones mind active.
Social interaction for the elderly is a great way to help them maintain their health and happiness. With the help of elderly companion care, your loved one can get involved with events and meetings, while they enjoy quality time with like-minded individuals.
There are many mental, physical, and emotional benefits to companionship. Planning to see someone or being excited about something can often give someone the motivation to enjoy each day, as plans and friendships help to give someone a sense of purpose and belonging.
Social companionship for the elderly can provide reassurance that someone is always around. It can give your loved one the confidence to go out and talk to others who are in the same situation. Having someone that’s trustworthy allows people to have honest conversations about how they are feeling and stop them from feeling alone.
Companionship Services for the Elderly
Everyone needs someone to talk to every day, but unfortunately for many older people, this isn’t the case. Those who live alone, have no nearby relatives, or are restricted by how far they can travel are often extremely limited in their share of social interactions.
Carers for the elderly can make daily tasks much easier, but one of the main duties and responsibilities of a carer is to simply be there as a helping hand and a listening ear.
We understand that not everyone needs full-time care; companionship for the elderly from Verina Daly Care is a person-centred service that allows you or your loved one to continue with their life.
Carers can offer companionship in a variety of ways:
- Take the patient to meet friends or family
- Engaging in conversation
- Can help to meet new people
- Take part in hobbies and activities with them
Your Care and Companionship Service
At Verina Daly Care, our purpose is to ensure that our patients get the best standard of care and support in their own homes. The importance of companionship for the elderly is thoroughly considered in all of our visits. Any specific care needs along with the highest standards, are tailored to your desired preferences.
We are taking consultation booking for anyone who wishes to discuss any of our professional home care services in more detail. Our management team will be more than happy to help and advise you at any time, get in touch with us to find out more.