When researching the various kinds of care that are available for your older loved one, you might have discovered companion care, and you might be wondering what companion care can really do. The truth is that companion care can be hugely beneficial for your loved on.
With companion care, your loved one builds a relationship with someone they can rely on, and this person is typically trained in their area of need. While the caregiver assigned to your loved one may understand geriatric care and the areas affecting older adults, they are also compassionate and truly interested in your loved one’s life and well being.
Seniors with companion care do tend to have increased well being. With more stimulation and social interaction, they tend to be happier with less depression. They also tend to have more motivation. They have a friendship where they can discuss everyday problems and happenings, including declines and grief, as well as someone to play games with. Having companion care can even delay the effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Outside of simply being a friend, companion care means that your loved one will have someone who can take them to the grocery store and doctor’s appointments. They will also have someone who can help them keep their home clean, do the things they enjoy, schedule appointments, ensure medication is taken on time, exercise, and more. The care staff with A Place At Home is individually picked by our office staff to match with your loved one’s needs. They are also there to encourage the independence of your family member and to encourage them to do things that they might need assistance with around the home.
Additionally, the caregiver can also help keep you in the loop on what’s going on with your loved one. If he or she is starting to show signs of a decline, a companion care professional can let family know as soon as possible so that treatment can be sought. A Place At Home has special, proven methods in order to recognize these changes in order to prevent your loved one from being hospitalized.
As you can see, the benefits of companion care are truly far reaching. If you are considering companion care for your older loved one, keep in mind that companion care providers should be trained and qualified. A Place At Home offers local and professional companion care that’s tailored to your loved one’s exact needs. If you’d like to learn more, please reach out today at 512-354-2332 for more information.