Companionship can mean something different to everyone – a friend, supporter, caretaker, or so much more. There is something else about having a company than meets the eye.
As the primary Home Care Provider in California, we have witnessed hundreds of stories from the clients and families we serve. While the illness, health, and condition are different, one thing remains true. A companion can influence their quality of life.
Caregivers and companions do not just provide care. They can help make the patient feel relaxed, comfortable, and in positive spirits. They prevent patients from feeling left out or lonely. Social isolation is addressed with their company. This maintains their social skills.
Having someone to talk to or interact with can be a great form of mental stimulation. They can exercise memory recall by reminiscing good old memories. This stimulates positive thoughts and healthy interactions. Even when they are left at home, they feel they have someone with them. This reduces depression or anxiousness while their sense of purpose is renewed.