Inspired by a compassionate care approach, this solution was unveiled by nurses who work in long term care facilities and are passionate in helping seniors age in place.While working at long term care facilities, it became evident that some seniors were becoming socially isolated.
Our team identified this gap that existed when it came to supporting seniors especially those of diverse ethnocultural backgrounds. Thus we decided to bring our efforts together to support the future of aging seniors. We saw the need and we responded to the call!
We aim to provide consistent social engagement by promoting a culture of companionship within long term care facilities. This fosters the psychological well-being of seniors through a culturally nurtured environment.
Our solution creates trustworthy services by streamlining communication between the family, the facility, recreational team and the companion.
Social engagement in long term care is a top priority in determining the quality of life among older adults. Studies have shown that about 50% of seniors score low on the index of social engagement (ISE), a metric used to gauge their psychological well-being. Lower scores have been associated with emotional distress in seniors, this typically presents as depression, agitation, wandering and hitting out.
Companion care is a type of non-medical care provided at home to seniors or those with disabilities. A companion typically provides emotional support and can assist with everyday tasks such as preparing meals and housekeeping. The main focus of a Caregiver is to assist with tasks involving personal hygiene, toileting, and other personal tasks. Typically, caregiver/personal support workers require a degree of medical training.
We see the positive difference that companions make among seniors helping them happily age in place. Seniors are never alone, the companion always articulates the needs of the senior and keeps them engaged.