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December 13, 2022

As your loved one ages, they face higher risks to their safety and health when living alone. However, seniors usually prefer to “age in place” or live independently at home with help from Home Companion Care. However, for aging in place to be the right choice for your loved one, they may have to seek additional help from a caregiver. Circumstances can change as you get older and it can be a lot easier to deal with when you have someone by your side.

The Dangers of Living alone

These are some common problems aging adults experience when living alone:

  • Poor Health: According to a University College London study, seniors who experience social isolation are more likely to have heart disease, infectious illness, cognitive deterioration, and high blood pressure.
  • Depression: Social isolation is a big factor in depression. Seniors who live alone tend to experience little to no social interaction and it can trigger loneliness.
  • Anxiety: Seniors are more likely to suffer from anxiety. The symptoms can increase without reassurance from someone at home to talk to.
  • Falling: Adults over the age of 65 face a higher risk of falling and suffering a traumatic injury. If your loved one lives alone, they won’t have the urgent help to prevent them from facing this safety concern.
  • Medication Errors: Many aging adults usually take multiple medical prescriptions daily. It can be difficult to keep track of all your required medications on your own especially if you have a deterring memory. This can cause seniors to experience accidental overdoses.
  • Malnutrition: It can be difficult for seniors to prepare proper meals when living alone. They may not have the skills or the energy levels to cook healthy, balanced meals. Social isolation, depression, and anxiety can also cause a senior to suffer from malnutrition.
  • Inability to maintain their home: Some older adults are physically unable to keep their houses tidy which can make their living environments unsafe and unsanitary. Depression and anxiety can also cause seniors to not have the motivation to maintain household chores.
  • Missing troubling symptoms: It can be common for seniors to not notice or choose to ignore symptoms of a serious health problem when living alone.

Home Companion Care as a solution

A companion caregiver can be the additional support at home your loved one needs to stay safe and healthy while aging in place.

What is Home Companion Care?

Companion Care focuses on providing emotional support and companionship for aging adults who are healthy and want to live independently at home. However, companion caregivers can also assist with routine activities that can be difficult for seniors to do on their own such as grocery shopping, preparing meals and housekeeping. The goal of companion care is to:

  • Offer emotional support
  • Improve a senior’s quality of life
  • Offer companionship for a senior
  • Companion care focuses on both social and physical aspects of care to make life easier and safer for the elderly at home.

Home Companion Care Services

Companion Caregivers offer services to help your loved one avoid the downsides of social isolation while aging in place:

  • Medication reminders
  • Planning and preparing meals
  • Scheduling and keeping track of appointments
  • Light housekeeping duties
  • Assistance with daily routine activities such as getting out of bed
  • Transportation to the grocery store, appointments, and other errands
  • Exercising such as walks around the neighborhood to keep them active
  • Encouraging and planning social activities
  • Entertaining such as through games, hobbies, etc.
  • Interaction with family members to keep them in the loop

Assess your elderly family member’s situation and discuss what type of caregiving service they would benefit from. 1+1 Cares provides more information about what to expect from companion care and how to hire a caregiver.

1+1 Cares is a referral agency that works for clients and caregivers. We match caregivers with clients and inform them of your requirements. We work for you so you and your loved one can have a safe, enjoyable caregiving experience. Get Care today!

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