Companion Care in San Diego, CA and the Surrounding Area
Find out how companion care allows seniors in San Diego, CA to remain socially engaged with those who care about them.
Loneliness and physical isolation are often connected, but they are not the same. One individual can be alone and just fine while another can be surrounded by people and experience profound loneliness. If your senior loved one appears to have withdrawn socially, the first question to ask is why. Sometimes seniors simply want to spend some time alone. Other times, they may be dealing with medical situations that make them uncomfortable in social settings. Other times, still, seniors may have physical isolation thrust upon them through the death of a spouse or significant other, friends and family moving away, and retirement.
The impact of loneliness can be dramatic and lead to numerous health issues. On the other side of the coin, positive socialization can improve health, especially for senior women. According to the AARP, "Older women who maintained large social networks reduced their risk of dementia and delayed or prevented cognitive impairment...and women who had daily contact with friends and family cut their risk of dementia by almost half."
For seniors who do not have large social circles or families they can talk to every day, Comfort Keepers can help. Companion care is more than just watching television or swapping stories, it is sharing social, emotional, and cognitive interactions in ways that are meaningful to the senior. Companion care provider can be there for your senior loved one in several ways:
- Go shopping
- Strolling the neighborhood, park, or mall
- Museum hopping
- Checking out the local cuisine
- Joining a sports league
Or, it could be having somebody to watch a television show and share a thought with.
Loneliness is a terrible condition and too many seniors live with it on a daily basis. With Comfort Keepers companion care services, however, your senior loved one can look forward to better, happier days and a higher quality of life. Contact us today to learn more!