Reducing Isolation with Companion Care
How companion care can help seniors who live alone in Sioux Falls, SD
Nobody likes to be lonely, but for seniors who live alone, loneliness and isolation represent real mental and physical health risks. Isolation can cause a variety of health outcomes including depression, anxiety, decreased cognitive ability, increased risk of long-term illness, and more. Seniors who live alone are more likely to experience isolation than those who live in senior care facilities or other group homes, but many seniors want to age in place and enjoy their independence and current lifestyle for as long as possible.
Companion care is a great answer to your family’s concerns about isolation. Our companion services are dedicated to providing seniors with a relationship that builds on mutual trust and interests to inspire connection, socialization, and fun! We recommend caregivers to you and your family who are matched with you based on professional experience, areas of expertise, and also personality traits and hobbies. We want to make sure that your loved one has a caregiver they can truly get along with and build a friendship with.
At the start of your journey, a home care expert will do an assessment of your loved one’s home, their needs, and what kind of services are needed. We’ll help you customize the services we provide and when we provide them so that we can accommodate your budget and your schedule. Companion care is often a more cost-effective care method than live-in care or an assisted facility, and we’re happy to help your family find the care plan that’s right for you.
Companion aides can help your aging loved one navigate their every-day needs, providing help with running errands, transportation to medical appointments, medication reminders, food preparation, and more. But companionship also means helping with social and emotional needs. Our caregivers can help identify community and cultural events that will interest your aging loved one or help foster an interest in a hobby or activity. Companion care means your loved one has the chance to share stories over a cup of coffee, take walks, or play games they enjoy with someone in their own home.
If your aging loved one lives alone, they deserve the best quality of life possible in their golden years. That means making a plan to care for their physical and health needs, and also making a plan to care for their mental, emotional, and social health. Companion care offers you a way to provide comprehensive care for your aging loved one, and also lifts some of the burden of care from you and your family.
Comfort Keepers Sioux Falls provides in home care and senior care services in the following cities in South Dakota:
Baltic, Beresford, Brandon, Canistota, Canton, Chancellor, Colton, Corson, Crooks, Davis, Dell Rapids, Garretson, Harrisburg, Hartford, Humboldt, Lennox, Lyons, Montrose, Parker, Renner, Sioux Falls, Tea, Valley Springs, Wall Lake, and Worthing, South Dakota