As people age, they tend to experience mental, physical, and even emotional health complications. Fully 34% of elders feel a lack of companionship according to the University of Michigan’s National Poll on Aging. Thus, many senior service providers offer companion care, where a certified caretaker provides basic services to help make life more manageable. They also provide emotional support and companionship.
Coastal Home Care gives a unique opportunity for families to help their loved ones receive the care they need. We provide flexible, one-on-one companion care for residents in the Salisbury, MD, area. Our care is personalized to each individual to match a person’s desired quality of life. We offer services such as daily activities, grooming, grocery shopping, showering, meal preparation, and much more.
Below we look at 4 ways that companion care boosts every seniors’ health:
Living alone can challenge a lot of seniors because they don’t have access to regular transportation to get the right nutrition. Without the right transportation, seniors struggle to access or make fresh and healthy meals.
However, a companion caretaker will help seniors get the proper groceries to eat healthily. Not only will a companion caretaker help them get the proper ingredients but they will also prepare the ingredients and cook nutritious meals for the seniors.
Having a companion care worker also provides the obvious: companionship. A caretaker will help alleviate loneliness by being a consistent source of interaction and providing transportation to get out of the house.
3. Relief for Family Caregivers
Many families end up taking care of their seniors. But doing so can be a stressful and time-consuming thing. Most end up burning out because of the time and effort devoted to taking care of their loved ones.
However, a companion caregiver helps relieve family members of the stress of constantly taking care of their loved ones. It gives them a chance to rest, recharge, and focus on their well-being and health.
4. Keep Tabs On Their Mental Health
Dementia disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, affect many seniors. And the effects of such disease include mood swings, memory loss, confusion, distrust in others, and much more.
Since Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, it gets worse with time. However, companion caregivers can keep tabs on seniors and notify family members if symptoms worsen.
Compassionate Companion Care Now Available in Salisbury, MD!
Seniors will face physical, mental, and emotional challenges as they age. Of these, loneliness tends to be one of the biggest. However, companion care through Coastal Home Care is now available for seniors. We provide personalized support for our patients–including Alzheimer’s and professional dementia care–in the Salisbury, MD, area. Contact us and schedule a consultation or call us at (410) 572-5606 for more information on how you can get the right care for you or a loved one.