One of the biggest threats to senior health doesn't come in the form of a disease. Rather, lack of activity or loss of purpose after leaving the workforce can contribute to a decline in both physical and mental well-being. However, family members and companionship care providers can work together to encourage seniors to stay busy.
Very frequently, seniors who need to up their levels of physical activity are perfectly capable of doing so but may be unsure about how to go about it, especially if their spouse passed away. This listless feeling can cause a host of problems, including increased feelings of loneliness that could raise the risk of other health issues.
It's up to family members to help their loved ones increase their activity, and companionship care can help greatly, especially if they live alone. Companionship services offer much more than having someone around the house to perform basic tasks. The caregivers provide an important emotional component as well.
Companionship care covers a wide range of services, including encouraging exercise, helping seniors stay mentally active and assisting with gardening. Of course, each patient can receive personalized care that coincides with their interests, hobbies and social habits.