Helping Seniors Stay Social
Life can become lonely as we grow older. It may be harder to get out and about due to the physical or cognitive challenges of health conditions. Friends and family members who have moved away or passed away are missed. Extended family members are often so busy with their own obligations, it can be hard to visit as often as they’d like. And the COVID-19 pandemic, which required isolation and social distancing, compounded the problem even further.
Maintaining social ties is crucial for our health and wellbeing, with tremendous benefits that include:
- Improved memory and protection against neurodegenerative diseases
- A decreased risk of type 2 diabetes
- A lower rate of anxiety and depression
- Higher overall satisfaction with life
- A longer lifespan
- And more
Psychologist Susan Pinker further explains, “Face-to-face contact releases a whole cascade of neurotransmitters and, like a vaccine, they protect you now, in the present, and well into the future, so simply shaking hands, giving somebody a high-five is enough to release oxytocin, which increases your level of trust, and it lowers your cortisol levels, so it lowers your stress.”
At Northwest Guided Home Care, our companionship care services ensure that the seniors you love have the opportunity to develop and strengthen social connections. Our companions are here to share in:
- Conversations and reminiscing
- Games and puzzles
- Exercise routines
- Taking walks
- Arts and crafts
- Hobbies and interests
- Reading aloud
- Accompanied transportation for fun outings and/or to allow seniors to get together with friends and family
- And more
Whether a senior you love would like some friendly company just a few hours each week, every day, or as a live-in caregiving companion, we’re available according to his or her specific request.
With Northwest Guided Home Care as your partner in care, you can rest assured in knowing that our care experts are all fully trained, background-checked, and experienced. They are also some of the kindest people we know! They are passionate about ensuring that the seniors in our community are enjoying life to the fullest, and nothing makes us happier than knowing we’re bringing smiles to the faces of those we serve.
Bring a little sunshine into the life of a senior you love! Reach out to us any time at (800) 755-7102 or by completing our online contact form. In addition to our companion care in Seattle and the surrounding areas, we offer a full range of customized services for in home senior care in Seattle and the nearby area. Let us know how we can help!