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How Companion Care Can Combat Loneliness

Promedica How Companion Care Can Combat Loneliness

When physical restraints make leaving the house and socialising with other people a challenge, the loneliness and isolation that comes from a lack of regular human contact can be hugely detrimental to someone’s well-beingJust having one person around who shares similar interests can make a real difference, which is why live-in companion care is a great concept used by many. Centred around matching a person who may be vulnerable with someone they can instantly engage with, live-in care allows the opportunity for two people to develop a strong one-to-one connection

There’s now even more desire for such initiatives since the Coronavirus outbreak, as more people are starting to see the benefits of live-in care in comparison to care homes.

What is Companion Care?

If you require regular support, you may need a care worker to remain present within your home on an almost permanent basis. They often become part of the family, so having someone around and supporting you, who makes you feel comfortable and at ease, is extremely important for your reassurance and solace. 

Once you have highlighted key personality traits and interests which best reflect you as a person, the right care worker can be matched, providing you with a companion ready to assist with all manner of daily tasks which may prove otherwise difficult to undertake. 

Remote living arrangements are a nightmare! Which is why companion care is massively beneficial for disabled individuals who can’t leave their home very often.  

The Benefits from Companion Care

Mental Health Boost

Disabilities aren’t always visible to the eye, and since many suffer from mental health conditions, it can make it more difficult to leave the house on a daily basis. If you’re partnered with the right companion care worker, you can feel the benefit of human interaction within the comfort of your own home, which can be a great thing for the mind! 

Any sort of conversation, whether it be about serious subjects or just a general chat, is often seen as the backbone behind a typical routine which the brain needs to remain healthy. The presence of someone else can also harken a wave of positive emotions, like the feeling of being respected and acknowledged.  

Less Isolation

We have already spoken at length about isolation, but this really is hugely troublesome for people who suffer from certain health conditions. Imagine navigating the day alone, and dealing with serious problems without intervention from someone else! 

The mind can really start playing tricks when you’re on your own, and this can often be the start of paranoia, as we begin to over think the most trivial things. Once again, the benefits from companionship help to brush these fears to one side, since a care worker will be able to create a more active environment in which to live. 

Regular Reassurance

Sometimes we just need to hear it from someone else. Whether it be worrying over medication or how you’re going to acquire weekly shopping, companion care will keep you focused, even when you feel your mind escalating out of control. 

The role of a care worker is to support people in the best way they can, and that often means explaining how situations aren’t always as bad as they seem. Since information handed to you from a care worker means “hearing it from the horse’s mouth”, you can’t really get any better clarity over the general state of your health and well-being. 

 

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.