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Emotional Benefits of Companion Care

Promedica Emotional Benefits of Companion Care

Emotional support can make a real difference to people who find everyday living particularly difficult. Not being able to complete simple tasks can be hugely detrimental to your morale, and the isolation that comes from being almost permanently housebound can wreak havoc over your mental health

It may be difficult for close friends and family to offer the support and reassurance needed, which is why companion care has been formulated to ensure assistance is always available on a regular basis. 

The initiative means vulnerable people will have a designated care worker who can help them with things like shopping, getting ready and acquiring medication. Being professionally trained, companion care workers have the capacity to provide tailored support which is best suited towards a variety of specific needs. 

Simply having another person around really could be the well-being booster needed for anyone suffering from things like cancer, Parkinson’s or dementia. So, let’s take a close look at the emotional benefits of companion care. 

Reassurance

Being alone can be a nightmare if you’re going through a serious health condition. The mind tends to wonder, leaving you overthinking everything to the extreme. When this happens, it can be mainly attributed to the emergence of paranoia, and this is something which can be brushed to one side simply by having another person around. 

A companion care worker will make you feel less lonely, acting as the first port of call should issues ever arise. They will be able to help you break down the problems, often demonstrating how certain things probably aren’t worth worrying about at all. The fact reassurance is being handed to you by trained professionals, you can be safe in the knowledge that any advice is centred around firm knowledge. 

Comradery 

Friendship brings about the most important emotions needed to navigate each week with a more positive outlook. A lack of regular human contact will increase the likelihood of anxiety and depression, both of which are likely features anyway as a result of your medical diagnosis. 

Having a companion care worker means you’ll be in the company of someone who shares the same interests and personality traits, as well as being able to offer the right support you need. The end result should see you filled with emotions which are centred more around humour, love and serenity. 

Dignity 

People who need regular support may feel as if bestowing such responsibility on their family is a major burden. Other members of the family are likely to be occupied with school and work, and getting them to take time out could make patients feel guilty. 

As mental health continues to play a huge role with people affected by a variety of conditions, taking steps to remain dignified will ensure you’re not feeling even more hopeless during the worst of days. So, up steps companion care workers once again, who will be able to take on the mantle, freeing up loved ones to only concern themselves with visiting you for some quality family time.

 

More about Promedica24:

If you would like to find out more or access our services, please visit promedica24.co.uk to use our online chat service. You can also get in touch with our team on 0800 086 8686 or by sending an email to care@promedica24.co.uk. If you’d like to assess your care and support needs rapidly online, we have a tool available for you to do this.

We can provide live-in care services across the whole of England and we would also encourage you to visit our testimonials page to read what our clients and their families have said about our services.