Senior citizens often struggle with tasks that used to be easy. If your loved one needs assistance with things like cooking, cleaning, laundry, errands, and personal hygiene, a caregiver from Dependable Care can help. Our trained and compassionate caregivers can provide assistance with these and other tasks in the comfort of your loved one’s home.
Other Benefits a Caregiver Can Provide
Our caregivers can provide much more than assistance with chores and daily tasks. A positive relationship with a caregiver has been shown to have many psychological benefits for seniors and can even improve physical health.
Interpersonal relationships are important at any age, but that is especially true for senior citizens. Older adults often live alone and may not see their family and friends as often as they would like. Seniors may feel isolated and have few connections to their community.
Benefits of a Positive Relationship with a Caregiver
Social engagement is important for people throughout their lives. Many seniors become isolated because their children have moved away, a spouse has died, and they do not have a job and other activities that require them to leave the house and interact with others on a regular basis.
Having a friendly caregiver around can provide seniors with someone to talk to and can promote social engagement. Many seniors who are lonely are excited to have a caregiver come to the house in large part because the caregiver can provide companionship and pleasant conversation.
Positive social relationships can improve people’s health. People who have strong relationships with others tend to have fewer health problems and often recover from setbacks faster than those who are lonely and isolated.
A positive relationship with a caregiver can be especially beneficial to seniors with Alzheimer’s. Studies have found that older adults with Alzheimer’s who regularly engage in conversation with others have improvements in memory and cognition.
Having a positive relationship with a friendly and compassionate caregiver can provide a wealth of benefits for seniors. Regular social interaction can help seniors avoid becoming lonely and can improve their physical health and slow the rate of mental decline.
Contact Dependable Care to Find a Caregiver for Your Loved One
Dependable Care employs a team of friendly caregivers who can help your family member with daily tasks and chores, or who can just provide companionship. If you are concerned about your loved one’s physical or mental health, having a positive relationship with a caregiver who provides assistance on a regular basis could be the solution. Contact Dependable Care today so we can match your loved one with the right caregiver.