Visiting Angels provides high-quality home care services for seniors living in Gaithersburg, MD. Our mission is to make independent living possible for our clients, regardless of their age or health issues. However, we also understand that in order to improve one’s quality of life we need to do everything in our power to allow them to stay connected to the world. This is why, as a part of our Social Care program, our trained caregivers will help your parent utilize modern technology and stay connected to their loved ones by using platforms such as Facebook, Skype or FaceTime. This way, your aging parent will remain active and engaged and make the most of their golden years.
Loneliness and isolation can often lead to depression, which is why it is important that seniors stay in touch with their loved ones and engaged in life. Since surfing the internet can reduce depression in older adults by 20 percent*, our senior care providers can teach your loved one how to use a computer in order to fulfill their social needs. According to a study from a University of Arizona, using social platforms such as Facebook can have a positive impact on a senior’s working memory. Another study finds that visiting social networking sites like Facebook leads to a positive emotional experience**. With help of our Social Care program, your parent can learn how to use social media in order to stay connected to people they care about.
If your parent hasn’t used a cell phone before, our home care experts can teach your loved one how to text, send e-mail, Skype or use FaceTime. This way they will be able to easily get in touch with their friends and family any time they want. Since your senior can benefit from using social media, we can help them create a Facebook account and interact with loved ones. As a part of our Social Care program, we can teach your parent to shop and research information online.
Staying connected to the world around them is crucial to a senior’s overall well-being. Here at Visiting Angels, we understand this, which is why we have developed our Social Care program.
If you want to learn more about our Social Care program and other home care services, don’t hesitate to call our Gaithersburg, MD office and find out what our caregivers can do for your loved one.
* Washington, D.C. based Phoenix Center
** Journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking