The Reef for Male Caregivers – How Important is Companionship for Seniors?
Hello and welcome. Throughout America, doctors and researchers are discovering the severe effects that loneliness and isolation have on elderly people. The research shows that seniors who feel isolated are at a greater risk for developing serious health problems like memory loss, stroke, and even heart disease.
Today, we want to help create more of an understanding about isolation to help lonely seniors build new and exciting social connections. Many elderly people eventually end up living alone or lose their ability to drive leaving they isolated in their home. Unless a friend, neighbor, or family member stops by to visit, they could be alone from a while. That is why companionship becomes a critical part of the aging process. It’s important for anyone to be able to share thoughts, have meaningful conversations and to feel like they’re not alone.
A personal companion can provide lots of fun social interactions such as engaging in interesting conversations, playing games or telling jokes. Companions can encourage an aging person to get out of the house to do some shopping or eat at a favorite restaurant. This may seem like little tasks that don’t mean much but to a lonely senior those few hours together can fulfill their need for real human interact!
Consider the benefits that could come from hiring a companion for your aging loved one, and take advantage of this increasingly popular method of care.
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