Most adults interact with several people every day – workmates, friends, and family members. However, seniors do not have these regular social interactions because of various reasons such as retirement or being housebound due to limited mobility. Living in social isolation greatly contributes to feelings of loneliness and could impact seniors’ overall health.
Companionship is a key part of elderly care because it establishes a meaningful human connection and greatly improves the quality of life. Below are some more of its benefits:
- Reduced risk of heart disease
A study found that people who suffer from loneliness or social isolation were 29% more likely to develop coronary heart disease and 32% more likely to have a stroke than those who were socially engaged. But, non-medical care services in Santa Clarita, California such as companionship allow regular interactions that greatly alleviate not just mental issues but physical conditions, too.
- Faster recovery
Neuroscientists believe that companionship aids the recovery of people from surgeries by lessening nerve-related pain and lowering inflammation levels faster. Tests also show that patients recover faster from the pain of surgery if they are being taken care of by friends or companions nearby.
- Peace of mind
Seniors tend to worry a lot and get anxious, especially if they have medical conditions and they live alone. Patient care services in California provide security knowing that they can depend on someone when they need assistance and talk to a companion anytime. It provides them peace of mind as well as to their family members who can’t personally look after them to provide personal care.
Above and Beyond Patient Care Services provides non-medical care services including companionship, light housekeeping, meal preparation, medication reminders, and more non-medical solutions as needed by our clients. Visit us and know more about what we do today.