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Extensive research has shown there are multiple benefits of companionship for seniors. Regardless of whether companionship comes from a family member, friend, pet, or home care professional, being social has a variety of emotional and physical benefits for the elderly.
Many seniors suffer from feelings of loneliness and depression, in part due to reduced social interaction. Losing friends and family over the years can take its toll on the elderly, which is why companionship is one of the best ways to ease the emotional burden seniors often face. Studies have shown that companionship has the ability to:
- Reduce stress
- Ease loneliness and depression
- Improve mood
- Boost mental stimulation
- Encourage relaxation
The link between senior companionship and good physical health has been established with a variety of research studies. The many physical benefits of companionship include:
- Reduced blood pressure
- Decreased risk of dementia and cardiovascular disease
- Increased production of serotonin and dopamine
- Lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels
- Less frequent visits to the doctor
Utilizing the services of a?senior home care company can provide many benefits to seniors. These?companions can provide a variety of services to assist with your loved one?s daily needs. Seniors that want to stay in their own homes as they age can employ in-home elder care for increased safety and well-being.
Executive Home Care offers in-home elder care services to residents of Los Angeles. Since 2001, it has been our passion and privilege to provide quality companion care for seniors. Call Executive Home Care today at (310) 651-6284 to learn how our caregivers can change the life of your loved one.