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Family Matters Home Care shared many ways an elderly person can benefit from a companion and i have chosen three that i agree with and which are very important.

Longer lifespan

Recent British research shows that seniors who experience social isolation have an increased risk of premature death, regardless of underlying health conditions. Companionship provides seniors with a social connection that combats isolation and depression, and has significant impact on their overall health and well-being.

Protection against 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.

Peace of mind

As seniors age, they may begin to lose physical strength and mobility, making it dangerous for them to live alone. They might worry about will happen to them in an emergency, or if they suffer from a fall. Companionship provides seniors with a sense of security knowing there is someone there to help keep them safe when necessary, and also provides peace of mind for family members.

Most seniors want to stay living at home for as long as possible and meeting their desire to age in place has many advantages. But, it’s important to make sure that your loved has a healthy amount of social interaction, which can be difficult if they live alone. Bringing a caregiver into the home not only helps your loved one with activities of daily living, but also provides them with necessary social stimulation to live a healthy, happy life.

If you know of anyone who might benefit from a companion please make a referral.

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