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Staying Social for Seniors

Developing and maintaining fulfilling relationships is an important part of an individual’s overall well-being. In fact, people who have satisfying relationships often live longer, healthier lives. Unfortunately, many seniors that live alone do not get the social interaction that they need.

Here’s a look at why staying social is so important to senior health, and how Companion Care services can make a difference in your life.

As we age, our brains experience cognitive changes—we may experience difficulty in finding the word we need, in reasoning and problem solving, and in our ability to recall memories. Like other organs in the human body, the brain needs “exercise” or stimulation. If you were to not walk for an extended period of time, your legs would have trouble supporting your weight. Likewise, if you live alone and do not have someone to communicate with, someone to discuss the details of your daily tasks, your ability to communicate easily may begin to wane.

Companion Care services address the needs of elderly people for social interaction. Particularly for those who are home-bound, a Companion Care visitor can engage your loved one in conversations, ask questions about their life in order to help recall pleasant memories, play games or complete puzzles, watch movies, and other social interactions.

While it is vital to the health and wellness of seniors to stay social and engaged, it is a tricky balance to keep them safe and healthy during the pandemic. Be sure to practice social distancing, wearing a mask, and handwashing when around other people. All Caregivers should be strictly following the CDC Guidelines for preventing the spread of Covid-19.

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