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About Comfort Keepers

Comfort Keepers provides award-winning in-home care for seniors and other adults in need of assistance with daily activities. Our highly trained and dedicated caregivers can help your loved one stay in their home for as long as safely possible—a dream come true for many elders.

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Victoria, BC provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Victoria: Victoria

Why Social Wellness is Important for Seniors

Senior Health and Wellbeing  |  July 9, 2021

Seniors socializing | Social Wellness | BLOG POST | Comfort Keepers Victoria

What Every Senior in Victoria, BC Needs to Know About Social Wellness

Social Wellness can be described as the ability of any individual to communicate and maintain meaningful relationships with others. In order to feel our happiest and healthiest, maintaining social wellness is equally important as maintaining physical and mental well-being. However, as we age, staying socially engaged often becomes a huge challenge for many senior Canadians.

Why Is Social Wellness Important for Seniors?

Much of our life changes by the time we reach the golden years. Adult children move out, family and close friends may pass away, and rising chronic conditions diminish our ability to perform certain tasks or fully enjoy favorite activities. As these changes take place, it is important that seniors have a support system consisting of friends and family. Otherwise, the challenges of aging can slowly begin to take their toll on older adults who live all by themselves, often leading to loneliness, social isolation, or even depression.

By nurturing existing relationships and being proactive about building new ones, aging adults can create a reliable network of friends, keep loneliness at bay, and lead happier, more fulfilling lives.

At the same time, seniors who make efforts to maintain their social wellness can expect a number of palpable health benefits too. For instance, it is proven that regular socialization can help strengthen our immune system, resulting in better sleep and increased productivity. Some studies have also shown that regular socialization helps keep the mind sharp and even reduces the likelihood of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

What Can Seniors Do to Improve Their Social Wellness?

As it often happens, many seniors are not aware of socializing opportunities in their area. For this reason, we have put together a list of proposals that can help seniors to build and maintain social connections in Victoria, BC:

  • Volunteer or become involved in the community in some other way
  • Attend meetings at the local senior center and meet like-minded peers
  • Find a new hobby or revisit old ones
  • Regularly invite friends over for coffee or tea
  • Take a part-time job
  • Offer assistance to someone in the family
  • Join an exercise group or class
  • Visit a nearby place of worship and sign up for upcoming events
  • Use social media to reconnect with friends and family out of town

At Comfort Keepers® Victoria we feel that home is the best place to be.

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help with 24-hour care, post-surgery care, senior living transition services, and much more! 

Comfort Keepers® Victoria Can Help with Interactive Caregiving™ and Social Wellness

Comfort Keepers®’s trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).

Our philosophy is to elevate the human spirit and our caregivers will be there every step of the way to ensure your loved one has a better quality of life. Empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs. Learn more about our unique service which offers personal care, companionship care, palliative care, and end-of-life care by contacting the Comfort Keepers Victoria office.

Comfort Keepers® Victoria is proud to provide home care throughout Victoria that keeps seniors safe in their homes. We provide home care for the seniors of Victoria and the surrounding areas of Colwood, Saanich, Sidney, James Bay, and Oak Bay. 

Please call (778) 265-5999 and learn how your loved ones can receive compassionate, professional in-home care.

Comfort Keepers® Victoria has been accredited with Exemplary Standing with Accreditation Canada. Accreditation is an intensive process in which an organization’s processes, policies, and procedures are examined by industry experts against a set of quality standards. To achieve accredited status, Comfort Keepers offices met or exceeded the rigorous standards for Home Care companies, as defined by Accreditation Canada.

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