For many seniors today, the hours in the day or night can seem endless when you live alone. Sure, you can go to the computer or watch TV, but there is something missing when you cannot share life experiences with others. Capital City Nurses offers valuable senior companion services to people in the DC area, and this precious gift of friendship can be more important than you think.
Have you ever enjoyed a breathtaking sunset or one of your favorite movies all alone? If so, you probably felt as though there was something missing from the experience. In fact, you may have received little joy and the reason is simple: there was no one to share your joy with you. So why share? Because it greatly enhances the experience, and senior companion services can be very helpful.
Problems with Loneliness
Loneliness can create a number of problems, for example, it’s easy to become sad or depressed because you have no one to share your pain or negative feelings. When you have the chance to talk about painful experiences it allows you to examine them and eventually you are able to deal with them and let them go. However, when there is no one there, these feelings can slowly build up like steam inside of a pressure cooker. Eventually something has to give.
Stress and Anxiety
So often, we equate stress and anxiety with busy lifestyles but this is not always the case. It’s easy to become stressed when you are alone, because you have no outlet for stress as it builds up.
Boredom and Hopelessness
You can enjoy some things by yourself, like video games and crossword puzzles, but these only last for so long, and it’s time to do something else or boredom can set in. Many seniors are not working and they may feel like their lives have little meaning, which can lead to a state of hopelessness and despair, and can even lead to thoughts of suicide.
Senior Companion Services – More Than Just Services
The money you spend on companion services can provide an amazing return on your investment. For example, our Son/Daughter down the Street Program provides a lonely senior with a friend to take them places, play cards, and share life experiences. In fact, the rewards from senior companion services can be priceless. Think about this, how much is a smile from your loved one worth? Can you put a price on the value of having someone in your life who gives it meaning and purpose? Join them on LinkedIn to get the latest news, insights, and opportunities!
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