WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE
SENIOR COMPANION CARE

WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE
SENIOR COMPANION CARE

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Regular exercise, a balanced diet, stress
management and getting sufficient sleep
are all factors that help us age gracefully
over the years.
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However, there’s plenty of research that
says among the most important factors
that positively influence a long and
healthy life is social interaction – we
couldn’t agree more.
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As adults, social interaction is often
something we take for granted – after all,
we get our daily dose easily while
developing relationships with co-workers,
friends and family, or perhaps, people we
run into at the local gym.
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For senior citizens, unfortunately, it isn’t quite
the same experience – with age comes
diminishing social engagement because
many have retired from their
jobs, their children move away, spouses and friends pass
away, etc.
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Becoming housebound and not having
adequate social interaction may lead to
undue illnesses along with a shorter life
expectancy.
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Companionship is one of the key drivers when
it comes to good health and longevity in
seniors. In addition to assistance with daily
tasks like personal care and housekeeping,
professional companionship can provide a
meaningful connection at the human level
which can help seniors in a number of ways:

THE BENEFITS OF HAVING SENIOR
CARE FOR YOUR LOVED ONE

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LONGER LIFE EXPECTANCY

  • Recent research has shown that seniors living in isolation are not only
    at a higher risk of suffering from certain health conditions but also of
    premature death.
  • Social care for the elderly provides seniors with the essential social
    connection that they yearn for – something which is critical when it
    comes to combating depression and isolation. Book an elderly
    companion for your loved one and you’ll not only see an improvement
    in their health but overall wellbeing as well.

LESS STRESS AND MORE PEACE
OF MIND FOR THE FAMILY

  • Care co-ordinators are committed to involving your family in
    the care process and can help keep everyone in clear and
    regular communication.
  • This way, you can ensure peace of mind for both your loved
    one as well as the entire family, including yourself.
  • In most cases, it is just impossible for you to provide the range
    and level of care that a loved one needs. With responsibilities
    such as kids, jobs and a life of their own it can be almost
    impossible to fully take care of an elder.
  • A full time caregiver gives you the benefit of not giving up on
    your loved one or being selfish. On the contrary, it makes you
    selfless to bolster the love and support you give your loved one
    with the professional, quality care provided by a care giver.
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KEEPS FAMILIES TOGETHER

  • In times of old age or sickness, a strong family bond takes
    center stage. Families are a great source for emotional
    support for the elderly. Knowing that your loved one is in an
    environment that is safe and therapeutic can reduce the
    feelings of guilt that one associates with the caregiver’s
    burden.

PROTECTION AGAINST DEBILITATING
CONDITIONS LIKE DEMENTIA

  • Studies have shown that the more the seniors interact socially,
    the better they score on cognitive functioning.
  • Researchers say it takes as little as ten minutes of talking to
    someone else to improve memory, providing the same boost
    as daily games and puzzles. A widespread Swedish study also
    noted that seniors who maintain meaningful relationships
    exhibit a reduced risk of developing dementia.
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INDEPENDENT LIVING

  • Studies concord that, overwhelmingly, the elderly fear loss
    of independence more than dying – and home care allows the
    retention of independence.
  • Even the small things – deciding when to take tea and biscuits
    for example – can mean a huge amount to someone who has
    spent their whole life making those decisions for themselves.
  • Professional caregivers are able to help aging individuals
    continue living safely, comfortably and socially at home.
  • A little extra support can be all that is needed to extend an
    older adult’s sense of independence. This goes a long way
    toward improving their outlook on life and boosting
    self-confidence.
  • Most aging individuals are comforted by remaining in familiar
    surroundings where they have spent much of their lives.

EMOTIONAL FLEXIBILITY

  • Home care is a flexible senior care solution, allowing your
    relative to have as little or as much care as they need, as and
    when they need it. This flexibility makes home care an excellent
    middle ground between a care home and entirely independent
    living.
  • For example, one of the biggest issues affecting the elderly is
    loneliness – but if your loved one is still relatively independent,
    a care or nursing home is often an unnecessary step. Home
    care is able to provide companionship, without committing to a
    24/7 care solution.
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EASE EMOTIONAL BURDEN
(FOR YOURSELF AND THE FAMILY)

  • The emotional cost senior loved ones can have on the rest
    of the family is one of the least talked about elements of
    elderly care – and one of the most significant.
  • Concerns about an elderly family member can cause
    feelings of guilt, resentment, fear and a sense of loss – and
    knowing your loved one or relative is in a safe, secure,
    dignified home care environment can go a long way to
    alleviating those emotions.
  • At HomeLife Companions, we give the best respite care CT
    has to offer. We work in tandem with your family members
    (or other primary caregivers) to make sure that your quality
    of care goes uninterrupted through the whole respite
    period.

WHY SENIOR CARE AGENCIES DO IT BEST

To provide the best care for your seniors, it is always recommended to
use an agency because they are:
  • Licensed, bonded and insured – your loved one is always in
    caring and responsible hands around the clock.
  • Caregiver hiring is done through an agency – do away with the
    burden of having to find the right caregiver yourself.
  • The agency is responsible for managing payroll – families need
    not worry about managing monthly payroll, withholdings or
    insurance of their desired caregiver.
  • Long term insurance typically does not provide coverage for
    caregivers hired privately – which isn’t the case when you hire
    the services of a care-giving agency.
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