Home Care Blog>In Home Care | April 11, 2019
How Can I Maintain a Positive, Happy Environment for My Loved One? Home Care Services Improve Senior’s Mental Health.
As we age, our normal, daily routine becomes difficult to do on our own. Many seniors feel overwhelmed and frustrated by these life changes. Eventually, these changes can take a toll on their mental and physical health.
Poor mental health can lead to poor physical health, and vice versa.
What can you do to help maintain a positive and happy environment for your loved one? Encourage socialization. Interacting with friends and people outside of the immediate family will benefit your loved one’s emotional health and memory.
Socializing with old friends is certainly beneficial, but forging new friendships may provide even greater mental health benefits. New friends provide the opportunity to share stories and memories as if they were sharing it for the first time. Reliving those positive, happy memories can be uplifting and will keep your loved one’s brain active.
There are many opportunities for your loved one to make new friends right here in Calgary. In addition to our senior home care services, there are many local programs designed to help seniors make new friends.
How Does Socialization Improve Our Cognitive Function?
When we socialize with other people, we feel good. Why? Researchers believe neurotransmitters may be the cause.
Interacting with others triggers the release of dopamine, oxytocin, and serotonin. These neurotransmitters reduce feelings of stress and improve our overall sense of well-being.
How Senior Home Care Services Can Help
In-home caregivers build relationships with their clients that go beyond helping around the house. Our caregivers are carefully chosen for each of our clients to encourage the formation of genuine friendships.
Caregivers act as compassionate, kind and patient companions who also provide senior home care services. Whether your loved one needs assistance with cooking meals, cleaning the home, or just wants a friend to spend time with, Comfort Keepers provide the care you need.
Comfort Keepers build client relationships on the foundation of compassion and trust. Building trusting relationships with clients put the family’s mind at ease knowing their loved one is being cared for and is comfortable.
Comfort Keepers minimize the stress on your loved one and your family. Your loved one also receives the opportunity to forge a new and lasting relationship with the caregiver.
At Comfort Keepers®, we create individual care plans for every client. These plans include wellness goals that consider physical, mental and emotional health. Our caregivers can help support physician-prescribed diet and exercise plans, provide medication reminders, provide transportation to appointments and help seniors engage in the activities they love the most. And, our caregivers can help senior stay connected with loved ones through video chats, phone calls and care updates. We believe that every senior should experience the best in life.