Close, constant companionship has been linked to helping stage off symptoms of depression in individuals over the age of 65. As a person ages, social interaction and companionship plays a significant role in mental and physical health. Many elderly individuals suffer from loneliness and isolation, simply because they are homebound and unable to interact with others. In a study of interaction among individuals ages 65 to 91, found that those who had regular companionship reported having greater feelings of worthiness, independence and general feelings of happiness more so than those who reported being isolated or alone.
At Compassionate Home Care our caregivers can help keep you or your love ones socially active by engaging with cognitive activities and verbal exercises. Studies show that individuals who are socially active and spend regular time with others have a lower rate of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia-related conditions than those who remain alone and in isolation.. Companionship keeps the mind sharp and thru social involvement in shared activities, recreational or non-recreational, that is pursued for the intrinsic goal of satisfaction or enjoyment, can reduce the loneliness and depression that overcome many seniors.
Most seniors want to stay living at home for as long as possible and providing an engaging and safe "age in place" environment has many advantages. Our caregivers will tailor the right amount of social interaction and provide them with the necessary social stimulation to live a healthy and happy life.