Comfort Keepers Offers In Home Care Focused On Reducing Senior Isolation
Keeping seniors engaged and active is a priority for our caregivers in Fernley, NV
Our team of caregivers focuses on isolation reduction when offering in home senior care, as we realize that this can have a huge impact on the life of our client. In many cases, people who are alone in their home all day long become depressed and enter into a downward spiral of loneliness. Our goal as caregivers is to be by a client’s side and offer them companionship throughout the day. We can also bring your senior loved one out into the community so they are able to continue enjoying the area. If you are worried about your beloved senior spending too much time alone, connecting with us is one of the best ways to ensure that they have someone who they can depend on.
The first way that our team of caregivers aims to reduce isolation with our in home care is by providing companionship. Simply having someone there allows clients to open up, while avoiding a world that is based solely around their own thoughts. Our team of caregivers perform all activities together and encourage clients to remain mentally active, physically active, and connect socially with others. All of these activities together constitute what we call Interactive Caregiving, something offered exclusively by Comfort Keepers. Whether playing a game or taking part in meal preparation together, Comfort Keepers focuses on togetherness in order to improve life quality.
Loneliness has a negative impact on overall health. First, spending too much time alone affects the health of the brain and has the potential to contribute to dementia. Second, loneliness has detrimental effects on the heart. It has been shown that seniors who live alone have a higher risk of heart disease than seniors who live with someone else. Third, people who are lonely have a shorter lifespan, as companionship is crucial in order to enjoy life to the fullest. All in all, loneliness is a significant health risk that can be prevented by working with a caregiver from Comfort Keepers.
Our team of caregivers reduces isolation with our in home care by encouraging seniors to become familiar with the Internet and social media websites. In this way, they can reach out and connect with others, while learning a new skill. We are also there by a client’s side and engage in conversations that are enjoyable. In addition, our team of caregivers enjoys participating hobbies that our clients like. We also encourage participating in physical activity by walking around the block with clients and getting out into the community.
In order to encourage your senior loved one to get out into the community, our team of caregivers provides transportation around the area. We can take clients to the Lyon County Senior Citizen Center, to the YMCA, and to places of worship in Fernley, NV. We can also bring our client to the park, the grocery store, and assist them in running errands around the area. This is not only beneficial to your beloved senior, but to you as well, as we can handle transportation at any time so you don't have to figure out how you are going to fit this responsibility into your day.
If you are looking for more information regarding the benefits of in home care provided by Comfort Keepers in Fernley, NV, please contact us at (775) 273-6192.