As adult children, family gatherings provide a unique chance to see how Mom and Dad are doing. While it’s always nice to catch up, it’s also important to look for signs that your loved one might need some extra assistance to keep living independently. Companion services are an excellent option for many older adults who need a helping hand with daily tasks and activities. This blog post identifies five key signs that your parent or relative could benefit from a Companion.

These observations provide an opportunity to have a conversation with aging parents about their potential need for assistance around the home. Inviting them to share their concerns, offer help, and explore options together is important.

The Mayo Clinic recommends keeping an eye out for specific signs and changes. Some of these may include:

  1. Boredom and Social Isolation – If your loved one is spending more time isolated at home, they may be in need of some human contact. A Companion can provide companionship for seniors who are feeling lonely or bored.
  2. Physical Limitations – Does your relative have trouble lifting items or running errands? These issues can make it harder to keep up with daily activities like cleaning or grocery shopping. A Companion can help with these tasks, making life easier for your senior loved one.
  3. Missing Appointments – As you get older, it can be challenging to remember and keep track of important appointments. A Companion can help remind them about upcoming visits, drive them to the appointment, and provide support in waiting rooms.
  4. Trouble with Shopping and Cooking – Making healthy meals is essential to an older adult’s health routine. Still, it sometimes can be hard to do without some assistance. A Companion can help with grocery shopping, meal preparation, and clean up.

If any of these signs sound familiar, consider scheduling a Companion for your loved one. Companions can provide support for older adults, offering assistance with daily activities and providing social stimulation. They can also provide peace of mind for family members out of town while helping their loved ones stay happy and independent at home.

It’s also important to note that having a Companion is more than just a practical solution. Companions can form meaningful relationships with their clients, offering companionship and emotional support, which can be especially helpful for older adults who feel lonely or isolated. A Companion can help them stay connected with the world around them. Having a Companion by their side can make a massive difference in the life of an older adult.

The Maxim at Home team is here to help

Do you need help with a loved one?  Then consider Maxim at Home’s homemaker and companionship services. Our team of friendly, compassionate Companions takes great pride in serving people in their own community who need light assistance with daily chores, some company and conversation, or convenient transportation for errands, appointments, or trips to the store.

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Reference Links:

Mayo Clinic – Aging Signs for Parents