The Feeling of loneliness is something that you may experience regularly if you have a disability or health condition.
Having a companion to socialise and partake in daily activities is essential for your mental and physical health. Whether it’s something as simple as having a conversation over a hot drink, or going for a walk, being able to enjoy those moments together is essential.
Learn more in this article about the benefits of using a social companionship service.
Assist with Regular Tasks at Home
Completing daily tasks around your home can be difficult, particularly if you have a health condition or disability.
Having a trained companion to assist with completing regular chores and personal care tasks can be beneficial for you. From the weekly grocery shop to cooking and preparing meals, alongside medication reminders, it allows you to remain independent while living in the comfort of your own home.
Provide Emotional Support and Companionship
One of the biggest benefits of having a companion is that they’re able to provide both companionship and emotional support for you.
Having a companion can help you build and maintain a friendship with someone. They’ll be there for your through both good and bad times, enabling you to build a good rapport with your companion. Not only will it improve your quality of life, but also boost your wellbeing too.
Boost Self-Esteem and Confidence
Regular social contact can be an essential tool in helping you build your self-esteem and confidence.
Over time, it’s likely that you will have spent large periods of time not communicating with others. One of the benefits of having a companion means that they’ll be able to reduce any social awkwardness or anxiety that you may have if you were having a conversation with someone in public.
Whether you have a dry sense of humour or like to help others, a companion can help forge and shape your own identity and personality.
Prevent Loneliness and Depression
Do you live at home with a health condition or disability?
This can lead to you having extended periods of loneliness as you are unable to do the hobbies you love with friends and other family members. The Campaign to End Loneliness’s State of Loneliness 2023 report, found that more than half a million more people in the UK are chronically lonely compared to the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Not having any social interaction or stimulation can lead to unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as eating unhealthily and spending long periods of time at home.
Home Care and Social Companionship for the Elderly
Many elderly people across the UK have experienced loneliness in some form. According to Age UK, there are 1.4 million people who are often lonely, putting them at risk of developing mental and physical health conditions.
As your parents get older, they may find it difficult to regularly socialise with their friends or family members or do regular tasks around the house. Having a companion can increase their quality of life, enabling them to try out new hobbies, as well as stay in touch with loved ones throughout the year.
With our social companionship service, our trained companion can provide a home care solution that’s tailored to their needs. It means that they can continue to do the activities they enjoy while maintaining their independence in their own home.
Why Choose Sova Healthcare as Your Social Companion Provider?
Improve your quality of life by choosing us as our companion provider. We’ll make sure you have an experienced healthcare professional with you to continue doing the activities you love in the comfort of your own home.
Whether you are based in Yorkshire, the Midlands or in London, we’ll ensure that you have a high-quality healthcare service that’s tailored around you. Our team of experienced professionals will make sure you have the right companion to accompany you for day trips, as well as having a friendly one-to-one chat.
You can contact one of our friendly regional teams, based across England today. They’ll be able to answer any questions you may have with our social companionship service, how it works and much more.