January 13, 2017 by
We often hear about how important the arts are in a child’s education, but what about when we get older? Art plays a valuable role in learning throughout life, but it can be particularly helpful when providing companion care for seniors.
For many seniors, particularly those who have lost spouses or who are unable to get out and about due to mobility issues, daily life can become rather monotonous and feelings of depression and isolation can become common. However, enriching activities can help combat these feelings and provide a fun and therapeutic way for seniors to express themselves. Incorporating arts and music into daily companion care not only provides emotional and spiritual enrichment, but can significantly improve quality of life and even enhance the senior’s physical and mental capacities.
January 13, 2016 by
As many as 20 to 40 percent of seniors report feelings of loneliness, and while loneliness is certainly no fun, recent statistics show an even more disturbing trend for lonely seniors. According to research from the University of Chicago, seniors who suffer from loneliness and isolation are twice as unhealthy as those who are obese, and have a 14 percent greater risk of dying earlier than those who are more socially engaged.
March 27, 2014 by
Everyone knows there’s no place like home, and most of us would like to remain there as long as possible as we age. With the help of a professional in-home caregiver, the possibility of avoiding a move to a nursing home can become a reality, allowing for comfort, independence and self-reliance – huge benefits in and of themselves, but consider some of these additional benefits as well:
- Family ties. Home care allows families to stay closer and family members tend to be more involved with the care when their loved one is at home. (more…)