Comfort Keepers Companion Care Services in Ann Arbor, MI & The Surrounding Areas
Companion Care Helps Seniors Battle Depression
Depression is a big health problem for seniors. Millions of seniors are affected by depression every year. In many cases, loneliness makes the symptoms of depression worse. Many seniors have lost a spouse or partner, or very good friends. As a result, they can become isolated and lonely. But companion care can provide the friendship, fun, and emotional support that seniors need to be independent, happy, and healthy.
The physical effects of depression can be quite hard on seniors. Some of the ways that depression can impact seniors include: Loneliness is one of the biggest problems affecting older adults every day. More than one-third of people over the age of 65 in the United States live alone, and many of them struggle with loneliness. In addition to the feeling of emptiness or isolation, loneliness can lead to serious health problems. Someone who spends most of their time alone is at a greater risk of the following conditions:
- High blood pressure
- Clinical depression
- Dementia or cognitive decline
- Engagement in risky or unhealthy behaviors
- Early death
Loneliness can be a vicious cycle, as the feelings are contagious. Those who are lonely and not getting the help they need may lose their friends or damage relationships with those who are unwilling to be around their negative energy.
We have come to realize that spending too much time alone can have serious mental and physical health consequences. This is why we provide in-home companion care for seniors living alone.
How Companion Care Helps Seniors
Companion care is more than just housekeeping or helps with personal care, although caregivers can help with household tasks like laundry and cleaning and with personal care. But companion care is really about Interactive Caregiving where caregivers are trusted friends who provide emotional support and connection to seniors as well as helping with everyday tasks. Caregivers can cook and share meals with seniors so that seniors are more likely to eat healthy meals and eat the way they should. A caregiver can also go with a senior to help them with activities like shopping or meeting friends for coffee or going to the movies. Caregivers help seniors get out and enjoy the world.
If your senior loved one in Ann Arbor or Okemos, MI is alone at home and you’re worried about them call Comfort Keepers today to find out more about companion care and the many positive effects it can have for seniors.
Trusted Home Care for Seniors in Ann Arbor, MI and the Surrounding Areas
Offering a full range of in home companionship and personal care services to support independent senior living at home in Ann Arbor, Saline, Chelsea and the surrounding areas in Michigan