Senior Care in Durham CT: Benefits of Friendship in Old Age


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Benefits of Friendship in Old Age

Senior Care in Durham CT

Senior Care in Durham CTRemember how easy it was to make friends in elementary school? You would find out someone else liked the same TV show or book and you two would become instant best friends. Making friends is not as easy for seniors. Not only is it difficult for some elders to break the ice and get to know others, they may also resist even the thought of having to get back out there and meet new people.
The problem with not having a friend to talk to is that it can cause elderly adults to become isolated and confined to the comfort of their home. A senior care provider can offer elders the companionship they yearn for by giving them another person to talk to. As helpful as these in-home care aids are, it is still important your aging parent make friends their own age. If your loved one is scared or blatantly refuses to make friends, inform them of these benefits to increasing their social circle.

Gives Elders a Purpose

Since your elderly parent has not had a child to take care of for many years, they may be wondering where they belong and what their purpose in life is. Friendships will give elders back their purpose by giving them someone to care for, support, and help in their time of need. Their friends will also be able to provide support when the elder needs it.

Prevents Isolation

One of the biggest issues with seniors who live alone is isolation. They often do not get the amount of social interactions and connections that people who live in nursing homes have. By having someone to talk to, go to events with, or even watch TV with, isolation will not be a problem for them.

Improves Self-Confidence

Knowing that they are loved by others and that their presence is wanted will give the senior a huge boost in self-confidence. Some older adults with mobility issues or other health concerns feel like a burden to those who care for them. Just having a friend who wants to spend time with them and who genuinely cares about their well-being will give the elder the self-worth they deserve.

Provides a Shoulder to Cry on

When coping with the loss of a spouse, a new diagnosed health problem, or other trauma in their life, having a friend to lean on for support can lift a huge weight off of their shoulders. This person will give the senior someone to cry with, vent to, or talk about their feelings with.

Friendship can make a huge difference in the happiness of your loved one. Encourage them to get out there and meet new people in order to reap the benefits friendship has to offer.


If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Durham, CT. Please contact the caring staff at SYNERGY HomeCare East Haven. Call today: (203) 691-5071.

Gordon A. Wall
Gordon A. Wall

Welcome to SYNERGY HomeCare of East Haven, CT. We are an agency that provides non-medical services such as companion care, homemaking, personal care , and respite care to individuals of all age groups. Our mission is to assist individuals to reach the maximum amount of independence they can achieve, and to improve the quality of life for those that are experiencing physical or mental disabilities. These disabilities may include, but are not limited to, stroke, Alzheimer's or other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, or cancer.

Hello, my name is Gordon Wall and I am the President and owner of SYNERGY HomeCare of East Haven, Ct. My wife and I have been in the medical field for 35 years as I am a Registered Pharmacist and my wife a Registered Nurse. Although SYNERGY HomeCare is a non-medical agency, together we have a long history of medical expertise that is beneficial in providing homecare services.

We understand the challenges, both physically and mentally, that are involved in caring for aging parents, as we have had our own personal experiences, and are aware of the demands it places on family members as they endeavor to maintain their own household/lives. We are very passionate about maintaining the integrity of the workers and the dignity of the clients. We strive to make aging and healing a beautiful part of life and realize the importance of staying in ones home to achieve this. Whatever age requires the service.....'There is no place like home'.

We specially train our caregivers/CNA's to meet the individualized needs per diagnosis. We instill in them the importance of treating each person with respect, compassion, and having empathy with their client. Each caregiver/CNA is CPR certified, they have evidence of negative TB testing, they are fully insured and a national criminal background check is performed. My wife works with each caregiver clinically before they are assigned to a client. Once assigned to a client, quality calls and visits are conducted to make sure the client/family is satisfied with the care they are receiving with their caregiver(s). There are times when a client is receiving medical care. We also can work side by side with a medical team in providing additional non-medical care.

As SYNERGY HomeCare of East Haven our service area consists of New Haven, East Haven, Branford, North Branford, Guilford, Madison, Northford, Wallingford, and Durham. Our services are not limited to providing care only in one's home, but also to those individuals who require assistance in hospitals, nursing homes, or assisted living facilities.

There is much more to be said about SYNERGY HomeCare, our CNA's, and our services. Feel free to contact our

office at 203-691-5071. Our phones are answered live 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. You can also view our website at to see all that SYNERGY has to offer.

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