Do you live far from your family and often feel the need to have someone to spend your days with? Are there times you feel loneliness and lack motivation to face a new day? Do you often fear your loved ones may feel depressed due to a lack of companionship?
If your answer is yes to any of the questions above, companionship care might just be what you need and you can reach out to us to organise a care plan.
As you age, your life slows down and your circle of influence reduces. Murray Healthcare understands how difficult it can be to find time for social events while trying to make new friends. It can be comforting to know that a friendly, loving companion regularly visits you or your ageing relatives nearby or across the country.
Loneliness is a severe problem that needs to be treated because it has a number of negative consequences. In the last few decades, our culture has evolved tremendously, and families no longer spend as much time together as they once did. As people get older, their social networks may erode as friends die away, leaving them with only television, radio, and pets for company.
Due to the global COVID pandemic, we’ve had to isolate ourselves from family and friends for months. This has increased mental health issues in people of all ages, but it has intensified loneliness among the elderly, as many need to self-isolate to stay healthy. The mission of Murray is to provide you and your loved ones with companionship.
What are some of the advantages you can expect from Companionship Care?
- Companionship care can be tailored to match your or a loved one’s specific needs. Perhaps you’d like someone to drop by a couple of times a week, have a cup of tea with you, and occasionally join you on outings or shopping trips.
- For senior people who are lonely, have health concerns, or feel particularly vulnerable living alone, a companion is a good choice. It allows you or a loved one to stay in the comfort of your own home while receiving care from someone who can offer you support when you need it.
- At Murray Healthcare, we provide companionship carers who will ensure that your senior relative can communicate with friends and relatives who live far away by using social media and, if necessary, assisting them with emails and video phone conversations.
Companions can assist with a variety of day-to-day duties and care requirements, including:
- Performing household chores and going on errands such as shopping.
- Taking care of your personal needs and hygiene.
- Meal preparation and administration and management of medicine.
- Providing support with continence issues and mobility
- Offering companionship