Sometimes all you need is a little help. Getting older doesn’t have to mean losing independence. Senior companion services can be a huge help to people who still want to live on their own, but need some assistance.
Around the House
While doing the laundry or tidying up around the house may seem like small things, they are necessary things to take care of. If you’ve got a parent or relative who is still healthy enough to live on their own, but can really use a little help and companionship, this is a service you should check into. There are people who will come to the house daily, or a few times a week, to make sure everything is OK and help carry that laundry basket or vacuum that rug. Cooking can also be a challenge when you get older. And sometimes when you’re alone, you just don’t feel like cooking for yourself. A home health companion will help prepare well balanced meals and monitor nutritional intake. It’s important to eat healthy foods to keep a healthy body.
Senior companion services also provide transportation to doctor’s appointments and to the grocery store and wherever else a client may need to run errands … even the beauty parlor! Getting out of the house and staying active is such an important part of physical and mental health. It’s even more of a benefit for your elderly parents if they don’t have to call you every time they need to go somewhere. Remember when you first started to drive and the feeling of independence you had? You didn’t want anyone to take it away then, and your parents don’t want it taken away now. Let them maintain their freedom and mobility.
Don’t ever underestimate the power of companionship. Your parent or relative knows you can’t spend all of your time with them, but it’s good to know that someone will be coming by and will be there to talk to and to do things with. Sometimes just having another person in the house can make a world of difference. Interaction is important for both young and old alike.