A healthy and happy state of living for your elderly loved ones entail proper diet and nutrition, a healthy amount of sleep and exercise, and, of course, having a stress-free lifestyle. However, did you know that seniors benefit a lot from having a companion in their day-to-day living? Besides being provided with proper personal care, your elderly loved ones need social interaction and companionship in order to achieve and maintain a positive disposition—and therefore, overall better quality of life.
Studies conducted in geriatric care over the years have shown significant benefits brought about by companions for the elderly. Here we take a look at these benefits, and see how companionship, along with proper healthcare in Georgia, can help your senior loved ones’ overall health and well-being:
- Prevents Accidents and Mishaps
Besides keeping your senior loved one some company, a companion could also serve as a care provider who will be able to help and assist your senior loved ones with various personal tasks and activities. Having a companion for your elderly loved ones can lower the risk of accidents resulting injuries, as they will have someone watching over them and helping them when needed.
- Lower Risk of Dementia
When seniors are interacting with other people and are engaged in a conversation, their cognitive skills are functioning. This is due to the mind working to grasp the substance of the exchange and recover things from its memory to bring up to the conversation. Having a companion whom your senior loved one can talk to then helps to enhance their memory, thus preventing dementia.
- Lower Risk of Coronary Heart Diseases
Seniors would often tend to feel anxious about their current state, as the daily routine and activities they used to do for years would have changed due to retirement and old age. This can bring about bouts of social isolation and depression. Emotions like these can contribute to major stress, and eventually to coronary heart diseases. Having a companion with whom they can interact with and talk to on a daily basis can prevent these feelings, thus—with a healthy lifestyle—lowering the risk of coronary heart diseases.
- A Sense of Comfort and Security
Of course, having a companion can give your senior loved ones the sense of security they need, for they will be assured that their companion is present to constantly check on their health and safety. They will also have someone whom they can ask for help or assistance in the various personal and homemaking tasks they will be doing, and of course, a friend who can lend a ready ear, and a compassionate heart.
Gad Healthcare LLC provides quality and affordable home health care in Snellville, Georgia to seniors, pediatric patients, and individuals in need of medical and non-medical care at home. We offer companionship services to help improve the quality of your senior loved ones’ day-to-day living. Contact us at 1-770-686-3193 for inquiries.