Social Care Program: How Our Senior Support Services Help Older Adults in Gastonia, NC and Surrounding Areas Stay Connected
Through the Social Care Program, our caregivers provide senior support services that help older adults in Gastonia, Cramerton and surrounding areas in NC learn how to use digital tools to socialize with friends and family
Taking care of a senior loved one requires an approach that includes both their comfort in their home environment, with themselves and the world outside. Our senior support services at Visiting Angels Gastonia can help your loved one stay connected and comfortable in the modern world with engaging activities.
Learning something new at an advanced age isn’t easy right away, but with our Social Care Program, their guidance will help your senior learn how to operate and benefit from digital platforms such as Facebook, Skype, FaceTime and more. These platforms are engaging and will help to stay in contact with friends and family, no matter the distance.
How Do Seniors Benefit from Using Technology?
A University of Arizona study finds seniors experience a 25 percent improvement with working memory and mental skills while using a platform such as Facebook. The ability to connect and the wealth of information found while browsing the web online has been studied to reduce depression in the senior community by 20 percent. The mental stimulus provided by these activities can improve your loved one’s experience with living independently.
Using technology comes with its own set of challenges. Our senior support services at Visiting Angels Gastonia include helping older adults learn and utilize technology, but not to overuse it or substitute other stimulating activities such as walks, tangible games, conversations and real life companionship. We understand that the mindful use of technology is pertinent to a healthy balance.
How Our Caregivers Can Help Your Loved One
The Social Care Program from Visiting Angels Gastonia provides a number of helpful ways to learn a variety of technological means.
Our caregivers can help your loved one learn how to:
- Use and create accounts on Zoom, FaceTime, Facebook and Skype to communicate with friends and family
- Use a smartphone to text
- Send e-mails
- Shop online
- Research topics they’re interested in using a search engine
- And more
By taking the opportunity to learn more about technology with the help of our senior support services, your senior loved one will not only have help with maintaining their health and independent lifestyle, but they can also learn something new and stay connected in our modern world.
Contact Visiting Angels Gastonia to Get Started
Contact our Cramerton, NC office today to learn more about our home care services. You can call us at 704-469-4207 to schedule your free consultation to learn more about and discuss our Social Care Program.
Serving Gastonia, Cramerton, Kings Mountain, Shelby, Belmont and Surrounding Communities in Gaston and Cleveland Counties
Visiting Angels GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA102 Hidden Pastures Dr #202
Cramerton, NC 28032