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Your Loved One’s Home Caregiver Talks About The Benefits Of Social Wellness

Jul 18, 2018 by Garrett Hafler

As we grow and age into our senior years, there are a lot of changes that happen in our lives such as friends passing away, family moving out of town, and declining health. This often makes it near impossible for us to find the joy in life or for us to get out of the house and do the things we love. Your loved one is in need of a support system so that they can talk about these life events. Our home caregiver team can provide support to your loved one too. Unfortunately, when seniors bottle up their emotions, they may experience isolation, depression, and loneliness.

Your loved one’s home caregiver suggests that your senior get involved in social wellness activities, as these activities offer many benefits such as better sleep, increased productivity, and a healthier immune system. Studies have been performed that show that socialization is able to reduce the chances that your loved one develops Alzheimer’s or dementia.

One of the largest barriers for seniors to get involved is that they do not know where to go or what options are available to them. Your loved one’s home caregiver is able to help them find activities and some of our suggestions include:

  • Reach out to a church or place of worship to help with upcoming events
  • Get a part-time job
  • Join an exercise group or class
  • Offer assistance to someone in the family
  • Invite a friend over for coffee or tea
  • Volunteer and become involved in the community
  • Find a new hobby
  • Join a senior center and participate in activities
  • Utilize social media to keep in touch with family and friends
  • Continue to learn through local course at a college or online

Comfort Keepers offers help to seniors who live on their own in their homes. Our home caregiver services provide a variety of services from personal care to homemaking and more. If you would like to learn more, call our office at your convenience. 

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