Having meaningful friendships is especially important for emotional health. For seniors, this can become increasingly difficult as their social circle begins to shrink due to close friends and family passing. To help prevent feelings of isolation and depression, Visiting Angels South Elgin, a senior home care agency, provides a few reasons why it is important for seniors to have a companion.
In their article, Visiting Angels notes:
“A companion caregiver helps prevent a senior from becoming isolated, especially in colder months when it is more difficult for the senior to get out of the home. The personal link a companion caregiver provides is crucial for seniors who live alone and may be isolated from others. A companion provides emotional support, as well as physical support.”
For the full story, you can visit their article here: https://www.visitingangels.com/southelgin/four-reasons-why-seniors-need-companions-weekly-message_3636