Companion Care for Seniors in Enfield, CT and the Surrounding Area
Find out how companion care can help your loved one in Enfield, CT avoid isolation
Loneliness and isolation are not the same things, but they are often related. One person can be surrounded by people and still be lonely while another may be physically alone and not be lonely at all. The secret, researchers have found, is in meaningful relationships and interactions. The caveat is that it is the senior who decides what is meaningful. For some, reminiscing, telling tales, and sharing an afternoon of conversation is perfect while others prefer somebody to share a quiet stroll, fish silently, or share a movie.
Comfort Keepers companion care is rooted in their trademarked Interactive Caregiving philosophy. It starts by carefully selecting a caregiver who matches a senior's tastes, temperament, and activities. Caregivers are trained to quickly discover a senior's likes and dislikes so they can interact through meaningful activities.
Companion care providers fill the gap left by a dwindling or non-existent social network. Many seniors have families that cannot spend the time a senior requires due to geographic barriers, scheduling conflicts, and other obligations. By keeping seniors active socially and meeting their social and emotional needs, caregivers improve health and quality of life.
In fact, according to the AARP, warding off isolation in seniors, especially senior women, is not just effective at combatting loneliness, but it also lowers the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
In addition to spending quality time with seniors, companion care providers can also help them with daily living activities. Some of the most common are light housekeeping, running errands, and meal preparation. For seniors who find themselves physically isolated due to mobility issues or a lack of transportation, caregivers also provide mobility and local transportation support.
For more information on Comfort Keepers award-winning companion care services, or to learn more about the many ways in-home supports can help maximize the quality of your senior loved one's elder years, contact a senior care coordinator today.