Companionship Care at Home in Santa Maria Makes a World of Difference!
To live a full and meaningful life, adults must remain socially active and engaged in different activities. Having a purpose helps a person get out of bed and look forward to the day ahead, and it can also improve health and wellness by reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Our friendly elderly companions support the older adult you love by making their day a bit brighter with companionship and participation in enjoyable activities. Finding connections can make each day richer and more meaningful. Our companionship care services can include any of the following:
- Sharing meaningful conversations
- Enjoying games or cards together
- Doing puzzles, crafts, or participating in hobbies
- Accompaniment on errands, to appointments, or for social outings with friends
- Sorting and organizing mail
- Connecting with friends and family online
- Fun outings to local events
Why Is Companionship So Important?
Many older adults struggle with feelings of loneliness and isolation for a variety of reasons:
- Inability to drive
- Chronic health conditions
- Loss of a spouse and other close loved ones
- Extended family that lives at a distance
- Mobility issues
- And more
It can be easy to settle into a routine of solitary existence. Yet it’s critical to our emotional and physical well-being to stay socially connected and involved in meaningful pastimes.
An elderly companion from Superior Senior Home Care can dramatically improve a senior’s outlook on life! The companion will take time to get to know the individual on a personal level, including:
- Hobbies and interests
- Their former career
- What life was like for them as a child and young adult
- Any goals or aspirations they have
- Their personality type: whether they prefer quiet time together or lively discussions, for instance
- And more
As the caregiving companion and older adult get to know each other, a strong bond typically forms between them, and they look forward to spending time together. There’s nothing better to us than seeing the face of a senior light up when their companion arrives and knowing we’re making life a little brighter!
What if My Family Member Resists the Idea of a Companion?
It’s normal for an older adult to balk at bringing someone into the home. They may fear a loss of independence or freedom or think the caregiver will come in and take over, doing things differently than they are used to.
Yet in reality, the exact opposite is true. We work hard to promote self-sufficiency for the people we serve, always taking their lead and ensuring they remain in control.
We recommend a trial period for anyone who is genuinely resistant to companion care at home. In a very short period of time, the person gets to know their care companion and discovers how good it feels to have someone to enjoy spending time with.
How Can We Get Started With Companionship Services?
It couldn’t be easier or more convenient! Contact us at 805-737-4357, and we’ll arrange a time to visit you at home and set up your companionship care services. We serve Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, including Santa Maria, Nipomo, Lompoc, Arroyo Grande, Santa Ynez, Pismo Beach, and the surrounding areas.