HappyTimes - Elderly & Convalescent Care
Give yourself or a loved one the gift of Companionship ...
A Companion can bring an end to monotonous and lonely days. Seniors who live alone are not only susceptible to loneliness, but also helplessness and boredom which can lead to depression. Having a Companion come to the home regularly encourages seniors to socialize which will prevent loneliness. Important and special relationships can stem from these home visits. Having another person in the house makes things livelier and seniors will have a partner for activities and errands, someone to engage in conversation with.
Companionship helps to develop positive feelings of self-awareness and also improve self-esteem.
It can also provide a person with a sense of purpose and self-worth.
Companions for the elderly can also monitor the client’s health status to update family as well as provide assistance with daily living activities such as: Eating, Dressing, Bathing, Toileting, Transferring, Continence, Driving, Meal Preparation, Housework, Shopping, Escort to appointments and events, etc.
Life is better with company.
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Loneliness could accelerate cognitive decline in later life, study finds ...
Loneliness can play a different role in a senior’s life. Limited companionship can have a negative effect on a senior’s life. It can raise the risks of developing certain health conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and depression.
Loneliness could be associated with an increased rate of cognitive decline in older adults, according to findings presented on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Washington. More than 8,300 adults aged 65 and older participating in the US Health and Retirement Study had assessments conducted every two years from 1998 to 2010. Researchers reported that the loneliest people in the study experienced accelerated cognitive decline, approximately 20 per cent faster, than people who were not lonely, regardless of demographic factors, health conditions and depression.
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"Then the Lord God said,
“It is not good that the man should be alone ..."