The Benefits of Companion Care for Older Adults

The Benefits of Companion Care for Older Adults

Today, the vast majority of seniors prefer to age in place. According to the AARP, about 76% of Americans aged 50 and older prefer to remain in their current residence. However, living alone can put their health and well-being at risk. Seniors that age in place are at a greater risk of loneliness and isolation which can have severe consequences to their health.

To address this, we at Elyon Home HealthCare LLC provide companionship as part of our home care services. Here are its benefits:

  • Practical Assistance
    A companion is there to provide support with activities of daily living and other routine tasks. This includes helping with transferring or moving, basic household chores, and personal care tasks like bathing or dressing. This ensures a senior’s health and safety at home.
  • Emotional Support and Friendship
    Companion care is rooted in the idea of supporting the whole person through emotional and social support. In this sense, companion care can be truly invaluable in elevating a senior’s health and quality of life. An in-home caregiver not only assists with daily activities but also provides a listening ear and a warm smile to serve as a true friend to a senior.
  • Respite for Family Caregivers
    Although taking on the role of a caregiver is rewarding in many ways, it can also take time away from family, work, and other responsibilities. One of the benefits of companion care is a respite for family caregivers. Respite care enables much-needed rest from one’s caregiving duties.

Prevent senior loneliness and isolation by receiving home health care in Northern, Virginia. Reach out to us today to arrange home care services for you or a loved one.

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