Research has shown that there is a relationship between the social needs and health of an individual. The social needs are just as important as giving attention to one’s medical condition. So, it is essential to incorporate social engagement into the everyday life, especially in seniors.
Since seniors often lose the connection to their family and friends because of certain circumstances that limit or hinder their ability to travel and drive, social gap is commonly observed among the aging population. That is why many home care providers, such as Olivebranch Unity Health Services LLC, offer companionship services.
Companionship allows a senior to stay active in their social life. With the help of a caregiver, the elderly will enjoy a warm and friendly presence of their companion which can support their social needs. During the course of the care, the caregivers can also help in monitoring the other needs and protect the safety, health, and well-being of the patient.
Under this care program, our caregivers can:
- Offer socialization
- Help in recreational activities
- Encourage social activities
- Encourage light exercise
- Escort to a social event
- Promote positive and active thinking
- And more