Do you tend to feel lonely and wish you could have persons with similar interests to spend your days with? Companionship care might just be what you need, so as to have matched companionship in your very own home, without mandatory sharing required. To find out more about private live-in, give us a call or simply fill in the form and claim your 20 minutes FREE Consultation.
Loneliness is a problem that must be addressed. Our society has evolved tremendously in recent decades, and families no longer spend as much time together as they once did. People’s social networks may weaken as they age, leaving television, radio, and pets as their primary sources of companionship. Fear of falling over might keep them from going out on their own, and if they can’t drive, being alone might make them feel lonely.
The global COVID pandemic has forced us to keep our distance from loved ones and spend months alone in our houses. This has worsened mental health difficulties across all age groups, but with many older individuals needing to shield themselves to preserve their health, loneliness among the elderly has increased.
Our companionship care is similar to live-in care in that a Carer lives in the house with you to provide full-time help. However, there will be fewer requirements for more complex care needs.
The Advantages of Companionship Care
- Having someone to chat to and connect with might brighten your day. Knowing that a visitor will be arriving to spend time with you is a great reason to wake up, bathe, and dress cleanly. Reminiscing about the past, talking with others, and passing on pearls of knowledge gathered over a lifetime can help you re-engage with the world.
- Use it or lose it, “as the saying goes,” applies equally to mental capacity as it does to physical mobility, and a fascinating and interesting discussion can swiftly remove the anguish of loneliness. It’s easy to see how a mind that isn’t exercised can quickly lose strength, and once a person has become immersed in loneliness, it can be difficult to reawaken interest in life.
- Our companions provide company for daily things that most of us take for granted, such as eating meals together, playing board games, and other hobbies. They are there to be your friends, keeping you happy and entertained.
What exactly do our companions do?
Companion care can be tailored to you or your loved one’s specific requirements. Perhaps you require someone to call in a couple of times a week, spend time chatting over a cup of tea, and possibly join you on outings or shopping trips on occasion.
A companion is a great choice for older people who are lonely, have health problems, or feel especially vulnerable living alone. It lets you or your loved one stay in their own home while still getting care at home from someone who can help them if they need it.
Our companion will ensure that your older relative can communicate with friends and relatives who live far away by accessing social media and assisting them with emails and video phone calls, if this is something they would like assistance with.
Companions can assist with a variety of day-to-day duties and care requirements, including:
- Cleaning and going on errands
- Personal care and getting dressed
- Meal preparation and medicine administration
- Mobility support
- Response to an emergency