Companionship and Conversation
According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 85% of the physicians polled believe their patient’s social needs are as important to address as their medical conditions. When such needs are left unmet, the result is poorer health and a greater reliance on high-cost medical care. Unfortunately, as a family member ages in place, their ability to drive a car and stay socially connected with friends begins to diminish. All At Home Companion Care can help your aging senior by encouraging age-appropriate conversations that are interesting and rewarding to them.
Allowing an elder client the opportunity to express their opinions or reminisce about a happy time in their life can make their day. Our in-home caregivers are very adept at encouraging even the most homebound senior to get outside, enjoy their hobbies, watch a favorite movie or read them a book. Reliving a better time in their life can have a positive impact on helping them to overcome everyday challenges late in life. Plus, we are there to pick up a refill or remind them to take their medication at the right time, just like they may have done for you and others in the past.
Staying active helps to keep a senior’s mind sharp and providing good conversation, planning social outings, and making sure they stay connected can make a real difference in the quality of their life. Our care providers offer a broad range of skills and services to help our clients overcome emotional challenges and manage the daily tasks of living independently in their home. With such strong evidence of linking social needs (such as companionship and conversation) to good health and longevity, the cost of in-home companion care is an expense that is easy to justify.
If you have a senior family member living at home, especially those living alone, you may not have the personal skills or time to devote to providing the companionship and conversation they require. Call today to find out how we can help.