Senior caregiving sometimes goes beyond the typical help that many aging parents and grandparents need. Sometimes it includes listening to their stories, helping them with puzzles, or even getting them online so they can Skype with their family members. Think about how much you struggle with some of the newer technologies that your kids may have mastered. Now imagine your aging family members trying to figure it out! Talk about frustrating! A 2012 article showed that many grandparents are uprooting their lives to be closer to their grandchildren. Imagine the situation where that’s not possible. Many seniors are on a fixed income and unable to make that kind of move. Companion caregivers can help seniors manage the internet voodoo and connect regularly with their family over long distances! This is very important to their happiness! We recently posted a blog article about staying active and the importance it plays in keeping older family members healthy. Staying active is just not staying physically active, but mentally and emotionally as well. Looking forward to seeing the newest grandbaby grow up goes a long way in that happiness! You have a lot of options when it comes to companion care. Take your time and make sure that potential caregivers are qualified to work with the unique needs of seniors. They don’t need a baby sitter. They need someone that is engaged and understands the needs of older Americans. Find a professional local company that has background screened their caregivers and make sure the person spending time with your family is qualified. You’ll likely see a significant improvement in their overall well-being!