Do Elderly Adults Need Daily Companionship?

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While an elderly person’s golden years can be filled with family and friends, for many it is also a time of extreme loneliness. Isolation is not healthy or safe for aging adults, either physically or mentally. Experts agree that seniors with plenty of social interaction are happier and healthier than those who spend many hours alone. Any family caregiver that wants to make sure their elderly loved one has daily companionship should hire a senior care provider.

Senior Care Covington TN - Do Elderly Adults Need Daily Companionship?

Senior Care Covington TN – Do Elderly Adults Need Daily Companionship?

Importance of Daily Companionship

Daily companionship for aging adults is very important because it greatly reduces the risk of harm, both physically and mentally. Due to illnesses, surgery, accidental injuries or age-related decline, many aging adults reach a point where they cannot get along on their own. Losing this independence is often difficult for them, and it also cuts them off from many of their existing social activities. Isolation can lead to everything from getting hurt to developing depression.

Often, a decline in physical or mental health means no more driving, which has a further impact on their interactions. The result is an elderly person that is isolated and lonely. When they are on their own at home, they may not be able to complete the daily tasks needed to keep themselves clean, fed and safe. Family caregivers often try to do as much as they can for their aging loved one, but usually their time is limited to what they can spend due to a job, children, and other responsibilities. To alleviate the problem of elderly adults spending too much time alone, many families consider hiring senior care providers.

Senior Care Providers Make Good Companions

When it’s not a good idea for aging adults to be alone in the day, it makes sense to hire senior care providers as daily companions. There are plenty of services that the senior care providers can do for the aging adult personally and around the house. Having a caring professional can bring peace of mind to both the elderly adult and their family members.

Here are just a few ways that senior care providers can offer service to an elderly adult and their family:

  • -Morning self-care tasks, such as getting dressed and grooming
  • -Light laundry
  • -Light housekeeping
  • -Grocery shopping
  • -Meal planning and preparation
  • -Medication management (reminding seniors when to take pills)
  • -Companionship and conversation
  • -Walking to the park or around the block together
  • -Playing board games, puzzles or card games
  • -Watching TV together
  • -Taking a drive to run errands or just for an outing
  • -Monitoring the aging adult’s condition and reporting any concerns to family members

Senior care providers make such a difference in an aging adult’s quality of life. They can be scheduled as often as needed to work around the schedules of other family members and friends. The best part is that the aging adult can stay in their own home where they are comfortable without being alone.

For Senior Care Services in Covington TN, please contact the caring staff at Personal Care Services MidSouth today!


About Walter Black

Born and raised in Mississippi. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS in Industrial Engineering, and from Angelo State University’s School of Business with his MBA. Walter has worked in the senior market for nearly 15 years and has obtained the distinguish honor of Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors, an organization committed to providing ongoing and meaningful support to Seniors addressing their health, financial, and social issues. Walter has spent the last five years building PCS MidSouth into a premier Home Care Agency. With three locations in the MidSouth providing services to clients in three states: Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama. The company is poise for growth and is expecting to expand its territory in the MidSouth.
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