Social Care

Visiting Angels Home Care Options Focus on Social Wellness for Seniors in Wheat Ridge, CO

Our social care program helps your senior loved one in Wheat Ridge, CO stay connected with you and other family members through social media

Visiting Angels home care options are designed to improve every aspect of your loved one's life, including their physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. We have adopted a holistic approach to caregiving from day one as we are aware that it is the only way to truly make a difference. We care for the individual - and we do it both inside and outside the home. We also make certain to keep our clients up to date with technological developments that can facilitate their daily lives.

Our social care program naturally focuses on social wellness. Socialization is important in senior years and can prevent a number of health issues. Staying connected with their loved ones and the world around them allows seniors to truly enjoy their golden years.

Helping Seniors Stay Connected with Visiting Angels Home Care Options

At Visiting Angels Denver, our social care program helps families maintain strong relationships by using social media platforms such as Facebook or Skype. Knowing how to use these platforms can enable older adults to talk to their loved ones on a regular basis, view their photos and videos, and always know what they are doing.

Recent studies have shown that just surfing the Internet regularly can reduce depression in seniors by 20 percent.* Moreover, according to a study conducted at the University of Arizona, seniors who use Facebook report a whopping 25 percent improvement in mental updating skills, which basically means using Facebook can improve working memory in older adults. Finally, another study has shown that seniors who are active on Facebook have a positive emotional experience as measured by breathing rates, brain stimulation, and pupil dilation.**

With Visiting Angels home care options, your senior loved one can reap all the benefits of using social media, including staying in touch with family and friends, staying entertained and informed, and meeting their peers.

Visiting Angels home care options can teach your loved one how to:

  • Use a cell phone (how to make a call, send and receive text messages, video calls, pictures, and videos, use FaceTime and WhatsApp, and more)
  • Send an email, receive voice and video calls via Skype, and more
  • Create a Facebook account, connect with family and friends, and use the platform
  • Use popular search engines for entertainment, shopping, and more

To discover more about Visiting Angels home care options can help your loved one remain socially active, call our office in Wheat Ridge, CO, today. We are happy to answer all your questions!

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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

  * Washington, D.C. based Phoenix Center

** Journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

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