Combat Senior Depression With Companionship
Numerous studies have shown that seniors who are lonely are more likely to suffer from a variety of health problems including depression, high blood pressure, and even dementia. While your senior loved one may value their independence, it’s important that you make sure they are not spending too much of their time alone.
At Home Care Assistance San Diego, our senior caregivers not only help with tasks around the house, but they also act as companions for seniors whose spouses have passed away or who have family members who do not live nearby. Indeed, our senior caregivers tell us that some of their most treasured moments involve the long conversations they have with their clients about life, love and everything in between. Caregivers also engage senior clients in a variety of other activities including playing cards, creating scrapbooks, listening to music, gardening, going for walks, and cooking.
If your senior loved one already has a group of friends he or she likes to spend time with, our caregivers can help with that too. Caregivers regularly drive clients to social activities at senior centers, the mall, and other locations throughout San Diego. We encourage all of our senior clients to maintain and grow their social ties as they age.
Because companionship is such a big part of what we do at Home Care Assistance San Diego, we make a special effort to match the interests and personality of each senior client with a specific caregiver. As a result, our caregivers and clients tend to form deep bonds that are truly wonderful to see. If you would like to learn more about our San Diego senior care and companionship services, give us a call today.