Friendships, daily interactions, engagements, get-togethers, and making social connections—all these are essential to living an enriching life. And while forging these relationships may have been easy to have in our younger years, this isn’t so in our golden years.
Unfortunately for our senior loved ones, this is when it is most important, too. But just any companion won’t do, they have to understand the importance of their role and be well-trained, too.
We offer companionship services as part of our home care services in Westchester, Illinois at Benevolence Home Services LLC for this very purpose.
Here are the most important reasons for this:
- Companionship can decrease the risk for premature death which social isolation contributes as per a report from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
- Companionship can help your senior recover faster because social interaction hastens healing according to a study published by Ohio State University.
- Companionship can offer you and your family peace of mind from knowing that a trained caregiver can double as a home maker, one who helps keep your elderly’s immediate environment safer and more conducive for receiving help.
- Companionship can decrease the risk of developing dementia because of the daily dose of meaningful interactions it provides.
Ready to enlist our help? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Remember, as the loved ones of our elderly, it is up to us to make sure they can have a companion to keep them company and attend to their needs day-in and day-out.