Every year in the U.S., millions of people provide emotional support and daily living assistance to aging in place elderly loved ones. And although providing senior companionship can be time consuming, tiring and stressful, it can also be highly rewarding and gratifying. In fact, there are several reasons why being a care companion ultimately benefits your health, starting with these.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, millions of Americans are now sheltering in place, and it looks like it could remain that way for a while. And although social distancing practices are helping to slow the spread of coronavirus, doing so can be especially hard on elderly individuals who are used to being active and socially engaged.
Numerous studies have found that the more active a senior is, the more likely they are to enjoy a higher quality of life and more independent lifestyle. One reliable way for care companions to provide emotional support is by participating with their senior in some new hobbies, starting with these 5.