Companion Care at Home Encourages Seniors to be Active

Companion Care at Home

Chronic health conditions are common as you get older, but exercise can help decrease the risk of many of them. Exercise keeps the heart healthy, strengthens joints and muscles, and helps you maintain a healthy weight. Have you considered the best ways to ensure your mom stays active?

Daily exercise is the best way to prevent or care for chronic health issues like high blood pressure, obesity, and arthritis. Make sure your mom is as active as possible, and arrange to have people with her if she’s not comfortable being active on her own. Companion care at home is a great way to ensure she has company when she’s walking or doing something active.

What Is Companion Care?

Companion care services provide your mom with a caregiver to help her with her daily routines. She has a caregiver to accompany her on walks around her neighborhood or a local park. Her caregiver can help her run errands, carry packages when she’s done shopping, and help her get all of her bags and boxes into the house.

This is just one of many services that caregivers offer. Caregivers can help her keep her home cleaned and organized. Caregivers can vacuum, sweep, dust, and wipe down counters with a sanitizing product. They can change sheets and towels, gather the laundry, and run everything through the appropriate wash cycle.

Caregivers can fold and put items away when everything is clean and dry. Your mom’s bed is made with clean sheets, fresh towels are hung, and clothing is ready for her to wear again.

If your mom needs help getting to appointments with a personal trainer, physical therapist, or Yoga instructor, her caregiver can drive her. Her caregiver can drive her to the doctor’s office, if she has an appointment, and bring her home again.

Her Caregiver Also Helps Her With Hobbies

In addition to joining her on walks and helping when she’s outside the home at stores or medical offices, your mom can also be active at home. If she loves to garden, she has a caregiver with her when she’s gardening. Her caregiver can help her carry her garden tools, pick produce, and prepare it for the freezer or refrigerator.

If your mom likes to photograph birds, her caregiver can help her find a shady spot to sit and take photos. She’ll have someone to help her get them transferred from her camera to a computer where she can upload them to a blog, social media sites like Instagram, or a website.

Arrange companion care at home by talking to a specialist about your mom’s health and mobility level. You’ll go over prices and the steps to take to get started. Call a home care agency to learn more about companion care services and schedule caregiver visits.

If you or an aging loved one are considering companion care at home in Buffalo Grove, IL, contact the caring staff at Companion Services of America today at (847) 943-3786. Our home care service area includes Northbrook, Highland Park, Deerfield, Glenview, Buffalo Grove, Evanston, Des Plaines, Skokie, Lake Forest, Wilmette and the surrounding areas.

Jamie Shapiro