Home Companions – How they Help Seniors Combat Loneliness

2023-02-08T15:07:31-05:00February 8th, 2023|Categories: #HomeCompanions|

  Loneliness is a common problem for seniors. For example, a survey conducted by AARP in 2010 found that 35% of adults aged 45 and older reported feeling lonely. In a 2018 National Council on Aging study, roughly 1 in 11 adults aged 60 and older reported experiencing chronic loneliness. And that can lead to physical and mental health issues, such as depression, decreased mobility, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, loss of cognitive function, and a weakened immune system. However, FirstLantic shows five ways home companions can play an essential role in helping seniors combat loneliness and improve their overall quality of life. Providing social interaction: Home companions can engage seniors in activities that promote social interaction, such as conversation, watching movies, playing games, or [...]