There are many underappreciated aspects of companion care that can help maintain or even improve upon the health and wellness of a senior citizen. Companion care refers to the emotional support and elder our CAREGiversSM provide for seniors. This social engagement our professional and courteous staff provides keeps the people we love mentally and physically active by offering them everything from assistance on social outings, help around the home, encouragement to do outdoor activities, or somebody to talk with when they simply want to socialize and relax.
There are many benefits to companion care. Studies have consistently shown that an active mind will remain sharper longer and reduce the chances of an elderly person developing dementia or other mental diseases. Furthermore, many senior citizens that experience depression, anxiety, or loneliness also experience negative health trends because of these emotional symptoms. Activities like: scrapbooking, storytelling, recounting old historical events or discussing recent news items keeps our aging loved ones mentally alert and provides them with some quality time to socially engage with a compassionate person. Other activities like playing board games or card games, crafting, or scrapbooking are creative outlets that allow your loved one the opportunity to do something they love in Firth, NE, while keeping their mind sharp.
Our CAREGivers will not only help your loved one remain active mentally and socially, but they
will also be there to help them do the things they need help doing. Whether it’s scheduling appointments to go to the doctor, checking in at their home after a surgery, helping prepare meals for the week, to assistance with picking up medication at the store, our CAREGivers offer support to your loved one giving them a nice compromise of their independent living lifestyle with the comforts of a trained and certified nurse nearby to help just in case it’s needed. These things factor into a happy, healthier lifestyle with companion care.
At Home Instead Senior Care®, our compassionate CAREGivers and knowledgable Firth home care staff can assist your senior loved one with any of the practical things that need to be done. Whether it’s a trip to the doctor’s office or grocery store, reminder to take their medication, help around the house or in the kitchen, scheduling doctor’s appointments, ensuring they are eating healthy and exercising, or an advocate that will be there for moral support when they need them, our trained and certified nursing staff can assist your loved one with any of their needs. Home Instead can also provide additional services: