Companion Care

  • Have you recently noticed sudden, troubling swings in your elderly loved one’s mood, temperament, and well-being? Though unexpected behavioral changes are common in seniors, these abrupt fluctuations can sometimes result from the adverse effects of loneliness, isolation, or boredom.

    Companion care can help.

    Professional non-medical caregivers can boost your senior’s attitude and mental state of mind—and benefit you as well.

What Is Companion Care?

Companion caregiving is a popular service for seniors and disabled adults who need socialization and interaction but do not require advanced assistance. Professional home care services help them age in place, maintain their independence, and give you much-needed confidence they are receiving safe, compassionate care.

Companion care provides emotional and physical assistance for seniors and disabled adults to help them feel secure and content in the comfort of their homes. Socialization and companionship can help decrease anxiety, depression, and feelings of isolation.

At Visiting Angels, our senior care services can improve the quality of life for your loved one in many ways. Our compassionate caregivers can serve as a trusted friend during your loved one’s favorite hobbies and activities, accompanying them to appointments and social outings, and providing pleasant conversation. These activities can serve as a lifeline for your loved one, especially if they are secluded due to health or mobility concerns or have no nearby friends or relatives.

How Can Social Isolation and Loneliness Affect Seniors?

Reports show social isolation can dramatically increase the risk of health complications and mortality in seniors. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that loneliness and social isolation are associated with the following:

A 50 percent increase in the risk of dementia
Higher rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide
An increased risk of premature death, physical health problems, and hospitalization
Seniors may be at a higher risk of social isolation or loneliness if they experience conditions and circumstances including:

Death of close family members, especially a spouse
Family and friends who do not live nearby
Hearing or vision loss
Problems with mobility
Chronic or serious health conditions that limit their ability to leave home
Inability to drive
Lower socioeconomic status

Contact Us
+1 855 840-CARE (2273)

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