Daily challenges that face the elderly can have a negative effect on their mental wellbeing. Therefore, attending to mental health is paramount when providing companionship care.
Sadly, loneliness is a familiar and significant issue as we get older, with many family members and loved ones no longer living locally. Having someone to spend quality time with as well as to generally help out with daily tasks can go a long way to improving mental health and wellbeing.
Alston Knight companions are personable and empathetic people who relish making a positive difference to clients lives. Should there be a change in a client’s mental health they will be able to spot it early and challenge it through continuous motivation exercises starting with stimulating conversation, walking, playing games and pursuing hobbies as well as trips out to venues and social occasions.
Clients and their loved ones gain peace of mind knowing there is companionship care there to maintain and improve wellbeing in a familiar home setting.
Maintaining good mental wellbeing has a positive effect on immune systems, helping to improve physical health in addition to lowering the likelihood of falls or other accidents in the home.
So being consistently aware of a loved one’s mood level is essential when it comes to maintaining good mental health and well-being. Problems identified early enough can be dealt with successfully resulting in a much-improved quality of life for individuals as well their family and loved ones.
Please remember it is ‘World Mental Health Day’ on the 10th of November 2020. This year’s theme being ‘Mental Health for All’. Get your green ribbon here: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/world-mental-health-day