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How Companion Care Stimulates Socialization For Seniors

Last updated on July 26, 2023

You may think professional in-home care services are only for older adults who need personal assistance with everyday tasks such as bathing, grooming, dressing, meal preparation, and light housekeeping.

While professional caregivers from Visiting Angels offer non-medical personal care services, they also provide companion care for older adults who need socialization and interaction without hands-on assistance.

Routine visits from a companion caregiver can give your senior something to look forward to — and provide peace of mind for you — when you can’t be with your loved one due to personal, work, or family obligations.

Benefits of Companion Care

Companion caregivers from Visiting Angels are experienced in providing non-medical in-home assistance for seniors or individuals with disabilities. Their presence alone can help improve the quality of life for your senior by providing much-needed companionship.

Some of the key engagement strategies that professional companion caregivers use to benefit older adults include:

  • Assistance with appointments and errands
  • Companionship and emotional support
  • Conversation and supportive listening
  • Encouragement of new skills that promote socialization, such as using social media or video chat
  • Facilitating connections with friends and family members
  • Meal planning
  • Medication reminders
  • Participation in favorite hobbies, games, puzzles, or activities
  • Personal safety and emergency preparedness
  • Transportation arrangements to social events outside the home

Companion Care Can Make A Positive Difference

Reducing loneliness in seniors through companionship and socialization can significantly improve their attitude, health, and quality of life.

Companion care from Visiting Angels can make a real difference—whether helping your loved one reconnect with an old high school or military buddy on Facebook, accompanying them to weekly worship services or outings with friends, or simply sitting down for coffee and some conversation.

The social support of a Visiting Angels caregiver who is ready and willing to listen can brighten your loved one’s outlook — and improve their physical, mental, and cognitive well-being.

When you can’t be with your loved one, you can trust a Visiting Angels caregiver to provide the socialization and interaction they need and desire.

Contact Visiting Angels today to discuss how professional companion care can assist your senior loved one.

If you're interested in our compassionate home care services for you or a loved one, contact your nearest Visiting Angels home care agency today or call 800-365-4189.
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