A little over a century ago, sickness and disease often claimed the lives of people before they reached the age of 60. As a matter of fact, the common lifespan was only around 50 years of age. However, in the 21st century, people are living well into their 80’s, 90’s and beyond. The increase in longevity has created a segment of the population that is relatively new in society. This segment of the population has needs that are very specific. As people stay healthier for a longer period of time, the need for at home companion care will increase.
Many have wondered if society is truly doing everything that is possible to help adults maintain lives that have meaning as they age. Studies have concluded that seniors thrive better when they are allowed to retain some control over their lives. It has also been noted that seniors who live in long-term care facilities and have their daily routine and environment dictated by staff members decline in emotional, mental and physical health.
What Is At Home Companion Care?
Who does not want a friend who will be by their side? Companion care provided in the home will offer your loved one the care they need. Also, they’ll gain a friend who will quickly become like a family member. These companions can provide care any time of the day or night, and this flexibility can give family members the respite care they need.
Different Types of Companion Care Services
Depending on the needs of you or your loved one, you can choose one or more in-home companion care services. These services may include:
- Transportation to community events
- Grocery shopping
- Playing games
- Appointment reminders
- Outdoor activities
Companion care services in the home offer the assistance that is necessary for not only the elderly but for any individual who is homebound due to a disability, chronic disease or recovering from surgery. At home companion care does not offer medical services, but companion care services can be combined with medical care to offer total care solutions. In addition, these services can help clients find more meaning in their lives as they age.
If you or someone you love need companion care or homemaking services in the Houston area, contact Evergreen for a free consultation.