Caregiver Services: Social Care for Seniors in Chapel Hill, NC and the Surrounding Area

Maintaining strong personal relationships is a key part of maintaining overall health. But, as a senior, it can be difficult to maintain the relationships they hold close to their heart, as well as make new ones. Research has shown that social isolation can lead to physical and mental ailments including high blood pressure, anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and cognitive decline. Our social care program connects seniors with their family, friends, and community through the power of technology.

Our social care program includes a myriad of technological resources that seniors can benefit from. They include:

  • Facebook: With 2.5 billion active users each month, Facebook is a stellar platform to connect with friends and family. The social networking service also has a thriving senior community, with seniors being the fastest-growing age demographic on the site. During our caregiver services, one of our Visiting Angels will teach Chapel Hill seniors how to create their own Facebook account as well as utilize the platform to interact with their family and friends.
  • Smartphones: Pew Research states that four-in-ten seniors own a smartphone, but that percentage drops substantially with age. With so many features in the palm of your hand, it can be difficult to figure out how to use each feature. We will teach the ins and outs of using your smartphone, including texting.
  • Video calling: One of the most substantial technological advancements in recent years is video calling. No matter how far away friends or family may be, seniors can use video calling services such as Skype and FaceTime to connect with them. A caregiver will help your loved one understand the service and connect with others.

How to Get Started with Caregiver Services in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, and Nearby Cities

Our social care program helps seniors connect with their loved ones, whether they live down the street or on the other side of the world. If you would like to learn more about our caregiver services, call 919-646-3737 at your earliest convenience. Visiting Angels of Chapel Hill is dedicated to ensuring that seniors remain active and engaged in their day-to-day life.

Because of this program, I was able to experience two of the greatest joys in life – becoming a grandmother and seeing my son become a new father. Skyping and Facebooking with my son and his family are now a normal part of my life. It helps me feel like I’m still an important part of their lives even though I’m miles and miles away.

— Kathryn

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