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How Our Social Care Program Helps Seniors in Havertown, PA and Surrounding Areas Cope with Social Distancing

With the Social Care program from Visiting Angels, seniors in Havertown, Wayne, Bryn Mawr, Wynnewood and surrounding areas in PA can follow social distancing guidelines while staying in touch with loved ones

In order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, healthcare professionals recommend social distancing, a preventative measure particularly important for high-risk groups like seniors and adults with chronic conditions. While social distancing is a necessary step in fighting the virus, older adults may feel lonely, especially those who live alone.

At Visiting Angels Havertown, we understand how difficult all of this is for your family. By providing senior care at home, we can help your loved one stay physically and mentally active and encourage them to socialize and stay connected through the use of digital tools and social media platforms.

What is Social Distancing?

Social distancing is a strategy used throughout the world to slow down the spread of coronavirus and lessen the strain on healthcare workers. Since the virus spreads through contact with other people, even those that show no symptoms whatsoever, social distancing is paramount in battling the virus.

Social distancing includes:

  • Staying at least 6 feet away from others anywhere in public
  • Staying at home as much as possible and only going outside when absolutely necessary
  • Avoiding gatherings with 10 or more people
  • Avoiding all non-essential travel

Limiting contact with family and friends can make seniors feel isolated, lonely, and anxious, all risk factors for developing health problems and complications for older adults. While our home care experts practice and promote social distancing, they can also help your loved one stay socially active and lessen the impact of the steps our government has put in place to keep people safe.

What is the Social Care Program?

At Visiting Angels Havertown, we created our Social Care program to make sure our clients can enjoy socialization from the comfort of their own home. Through this program, our senior care at home providers can help your parent learn how to:

  • Use a smartphone to make voice and video calls
  • Send text messages and emails
  • Use Skype, FaceTime, and other platforms to communicate with others
  • Make a Facebook account or page
  • Use search engines to browse the Internet
  • Find information online
  • Make online purchases
  • And much more

How Does the Social Care Program Help Seniors in Havertown and Surrounding Communities?

Our Social Care program comes with many benefits for older adults, the most significant being that they can talk to their family and friends without having to leave their home. With this program, older adults can easily learn how to Skype with their kids and grandkids, reconnect with friends on Facebook and make use of the Internet to stay informed and entertained.

Learning how to use new devices can be hard for some seniors, especially those who live with memory problems and other health conditions. Our home care providers have plenty of experience with providing care at home for seniors with cognitive and other issues, so they can know what strategies to use to help older adults get comfortable with new technologies.

At Visiting Angels Havertown, our mission has always been to help seniors safely and comfortably age at home while enjoying the assistance and support from kind, compassionate in-home care experts. When you choose to work with us, you get a trustworthy partner in senior care that can provide you with ultimate peace of mind.

Call our Havertown, PA office today to learn more about how our Social Care program can help your parent.

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