Learn More About the Social Care Program from Visiting Angels Havertown

Our non-medical home care services include helping seniors in Havertown, Ardmore, Broomall, Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, Springfield, Wynnewood and surrounding areas in PA learn how to use digital tools to communicate with friends and family through our Social Care program

Not that long ago, seniors who suffered from health issues and limited mobility needed to move to a nursing home or an assisted living facility if they wanted to receive the level of care they need. Luckily, times have changed and today with non-medical home care delivered by Visiting Angels Havertown, older adults can spend their golden years at home.

We deliver high-quality care across Havertown, Delaware County, the Main Line, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County and beyond. With help from our trained caregivers, your parent can remain at home, despite their medical issues. Our care professionals can assist them with various daily tasks, such as transportation, meal preparation, light housekeeping and laundry while providing joyful companionship.

The Benefits of Social Media for Seniors

At Visiting Angels Havertown, we always take a holistic approach when it comes to delivering non-medical home care to our clients. It is our goal to stimulate seniors in our care physically, mentally and socially. By helping them utilize modern technology, we keep them connected to their family and friends through platforms like Facebook, Skype, FaceTime, etc.

According to recent studies, using the internet can reduce depression in older adults by 20 percent.* In addition, researchers at the University of Arizona have found that using Facebook can lead to an improvement in working memory. One more study has shown that seniors who use social platforms such as Facebook have a positive emotional experience.** These are some of the reasons why through our social care program we strive to keep our clients active and engaged.

How the Social Care Program Helps Seniors in Havertown and Surrounding Areas

Our caregivers can take time to teach your loved one how to use a cell phone, so they can call you or their friends whenever they want to. We can also show them how to text, send e-mail, Skype or use FaceTime. With these newfound skills, seniors can easily stay in touch with their loved ones, talk to their grandkids and not miss out on all the important moments.

If your parent wants to create a Facebook account so they can easily interact with old friends or find new ones, our caregivers can show them how. A lot of seniors these days use the web to shop online and research information, which is why our care professionals will happily show your parent how to use a search engine.

If you wish to learn more about our non-medical home care services and our Social Care program, please contact our office in Havertown, PA today.  

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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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