The Benefits of Companion Care
The need for in home caregivers or companions for elderly has risen dramatically in recent years. Statistics show that senior citizens are aging at a faster rate, leading to more elderly people with debilitating physical health conditions such as memory loss, falls and other accidents. The rapid rise in the number of these ailments in the baby boomer generation means that there will be a greater need in the coming years for skilled home healthcare workers to provide senior assistance.
Senior caregivers provide the caring voice and hands-on experience that older adults require in order to live better lives. They are valued members of the family because they offer emotional, social and recreational support that many senior adults lack due to their aging. With a disability, illness or injury, elderly adults need extra help to maintain independence and live safely in their home. Because home healthcare agencies have begun to hire in home caregivers, finding a caregiver who has these qualities is easier than ever.