Companionship Care with Bluebird Care Croydon
Sometimes the most important care we deliver is a simple cup of a tea and a chat.
According to Age UK, more than 2 million people in England over the age of 75 live alone, and more than a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour, or family member.
Research also indicates that loneliness can be a crucial factor in developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Older people who report that they experience severe loneliness are twice as likely to develop the condition. It is clear that loneliness in the elderly is an issue which can be addressed with a little bit of companionship. As people age, their social networks may not be as good as they once were or may even be non existent, meaning television, radio and maybe pets are their main source of companionship.
A fear of falling over may prevent getting out and about, being on one’s own can turn into loneliness This is why companions for the elderly are so important. Our companion services in Croydon is there to prevent feelings of loneliness and supports people to live the life they want.
Why choose Companionship Care?
Having other people to provide support and help or just some social company, to get grocery shopping, pick up prescriptions or just having someone at the end of the phone for a chat, can make a positive difference to people’s lives. However, if they are no longer there, life can become a little more challenging. Having a care companion can make a great difference to your quality of life and mental health.
The benefits of Companionship
Someone to talk to, and interact with, can make a lonely older person’s day. Knowing that someone is coming to spend some time with them acts as a powerful incentive to get up, bathe and get dressed.
Talking about the good old days, interacting with other people and passing on pearls of wisdom can all help a lonely older person to stay engaged with the world.
Exercising the mind is equally as important as exercising the body so that it does not lose its strength,
A Care Companion is able to provide company for everyday tasks that most of us may take for granted, such as eating meals together, playing card or board games and other day-to-day social activities. Our care companions are there to be a friend, helping to keep loved ones happy and having fun.
How to find the right care for you or your relative
1. Find your local office
Bluebird Care delivers care from locally based offices, find yours to start your care journey today.
2. Get in touch with us
Fill in our call back form or give us a call to find out how we can help you.
We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.
4. Care team chosen & care starts
You'll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.