Elderly Companion Care in Miami & Fort Lauderdale, FL
Our caregivers are passionate about caring for our clients, and that care involves more than assistance with activities of daily living. As compassionate, dedicated caregivers, we also provide loving companionship and interaction that is vital for seniors’ cognitive and physical health.
When the words “senior care” come to mind, you might think of nurses, doctors, rehabilitation specialists and maybe even hospice caregivers. Elderly companion care is not always seen as essential to seniors’ health, and that can be a very big mistake.
There are many things the affect seniors’ health, including nutrition, exercise, and getting enough sleep. Current research indicates that staying mentally healthy is also an important aspect of a senior’s quality of life, and that staying in touch with social networks and interactions with family and friends is an important part of staying mentally healthy. Social activities such as clubs, dinner with friends, or even just watching a movie with friends are all ways seniors can stay socially active.
However, as seniors age, their social networks may become smaller. Their longtime neighbors may have moved or passed away and their families may not live close by. They may not be as mobile and tend to become increasingly homebound, and therefore more isolated as well as more sedentary. They may lose interest in the outside world and become depressed.
These critical factors in a senior’s health are important reasons why elderly companion care is so important. Seniors need to be engaged in the world. They need someone to discuss the last book they’ve read, take a walk, or reminisce about the past. When seniors expect a visitor, they eagerly look forward to participating in activities. You’ll be amazed at how quickly seniors go from alone and isolated to seeing themselves as a vital part of the world.
Companion Care Services
Our companion care services also provide much-needed stress relief for family caregivers and can include the following:
- Companionship and conversation
- Encouragement and comfort
- Playing mind-stimulating games/cards
- Reminiscing about the past
- And more
Areas we Serve
Advancare provides companionship services in the following areas:
- Fort Lauderdale
- Coral Springs
- Miami Beach
- And More