As we age, staying socially connected with friends and family is essential for our physical and mental wellbeing. Social connections play an important role in providing us with purpose, identity, a sense of belonging, and security. In-home companion services provide seniors with an invaluable opportunity for connection which has been linked to reduced risk of disease and ultimately a longer lifespan.
The Dangers of Loneliness and Isolation for Seniors
Loneliness and isolation can have devastating effects on aging adults. Studies have found that prolonged loneliness among seniors may lead to physical health problems, including higher blood pressure, weakened immune system responses, cognitive decline, anxiety, depression, and stress. Research has also shown that isolated seniors are more likely to be hospitalized or placed in nursing homes at an earlier age than those who actively engage with friends and family.
MAH companions offer a relationship focused service that has a lasting and positive effect on the lives of seniors. They strive to connect seniors with their community, as well as assist with meals and light housekeeping in order to ensure everyone is feeling supported wherever they are. But it’s not just about practicalities; we have the chance to form strong connections through activities such attending events together or engaging in arts & crafts projects – anything that brings joy and promotes socialization.
These experiences offer your aging family members a much needed feeling of meaning and purpose, while helping to keep them engaged and active – both essential for their lasting healthiness and longevity.
Debunking the Stigma Around In-Home Companionship Services
For too long, in-home companion services have been viewed as a last resort for those who cannot engage with others due to mobility issues or other limitations. This misunderstanding has caused many to hesitate when it comes to seeking out these types of services. This occurs despite the fact that in-home companions can help seniors lead healthier, happier lives.
Companionship can be advantageous for anyone looking to stay active and engaged in social activities while receiving the support they need. Unlike waiting for a regular visit by family members or friends, Companions are available at your convenience. This makes it possible for seniors to maintain meaningful relationships with their community while receiving the personalized services they need.
This is beneficial for them as well as their families, providing them with much-needed peace of mind knowing that their loved one is being taken care of properly.
Reap the Benefits of In-Home Companion Services
Companion services are the perfect opportunity for seniors to stay connected with like-minded people and reduce their risk of loneliness and isolation. This leads to better physical health, as well as providing emotional stability through purpose, identity, belongingness, and security.
Do you know a senior who could benefit from in-home companion services?
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.
Explore our services to learn more about our:
- Homemaker and companionship services
- Easy-to-use scheduling platform
- “Best Value” service pricing
- Only 1-hour service minimum
Sign-up in seconds to enjoy free 24hr access to our on-demand scheduling platform, where you can view our team of vetted compassionate companions.
If you have questions about our services, please feel free to call 1-844-624-5646 to speak to one of our caring service Advisors.
PubMed.Gov – A Review of Social Isolation: an important but underassessed condition in older adults. – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22766606/