We’ve always known that isolation is detrimental to seniors and even dangerous to their health, but throughout the pandemic, the negative effects of loneliness have become even more clear. One of the homecare services offered by Living Assistance Services in Toronto has always been something we call ‘joyful companionship.’ Today, we’d like to share more about what that means and how it can help support wellness in seniors. If you have any additional questions or would like to speak to someone on our team about homecare services in Toronto, please contact us. We’d be happy to hear from you!
What is joyful companionship?
Joyful companionship refers to the pleasant company our caregivers offer while supporting your aging loved ones at home. This can take different forms depending on the individual’s needs and personality. For example, an introverted senior may enjoy having a quiet cup of tea while reading the paper and making small talk with a caregiver. They might watch a television show while their caregiver prepares meals in the next room or washes a load of laundry. In this case, the companionship is calm, quiet and peaceful. The senior knows they aren’t alone, but they aren’t being forced to have more interaction than they’re comfortable with.
In other cases, a senior thrives most with plenty of direct interaction. They may enjoy having lively conversations with their caregiver, want to play cards or board games, or look at old photos together. Some more extroverted seniors ask their caregivers to take them out into the community to go shopping or visit friends. They may go on walks in the neighbourhood or even attend an exercise class for older individuals. In this scenario, our caregivers provide a more dynamic level of engagement while ensuring that your loved one is safe and well cared for. And, if someone’s personality falls somewhere in the middle, our caregivers simply follow their lead!
Personal care, light housekeeping, meal preparation and more
In addition to providing joyful companionship to seniors, our skilled and dedicated Personal Support Workers (PSWs) can provide support with personal care and other Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), handle light housekeeping duties and offer meal preparation (with clean up). Our services are highly personalized, so whether you need a caregiver who can take your aging loved one to appointments or out to run errands or someone to tend to them at home, our team can help. Our team can assist with physical movement and mobility issues, ensure that medications are taken properly and on time, and communicate with other family members to ensure seamless, thorough care at all times. All homecare services are delivered with kindness and respect, and we only hire caregivers who we’d trust with our own family members. That’s our promise.
Living Assistance Services offers exceptional homecare services in the greater Toronto area. Our team of skilled, experienced caregivers can help seniors lively safely and independently for longer, enjoying the comfort and familiarity of their own homes. To learn more or get a personalized quote, please contact us. Thanks for reading, and take care!