Combating Loneliness with Aging Adults
There’s a face of caregiving that the average person doesn’t often think about — the power of companionship. In a caregiving industry that’s riddled with important checklists such as managing doctor’s appointment and prescriptions, assisting with basic needs of bathing and grooming, inheriting light housekeeping and meal prep, there’s still one hard-to-define need that must always be addressed: loneliness.
Barbara is a ComForCare caregiver in New York City. Here she recounts the close relationship she has formed with one of her clients.