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How the Social Care Program Makes Social Distancing Less Stressful for Seniors in Littleton, CO and Surrounding Areas

Our senior caregivers help elderly adults in Littleton, CO and surrounding areas stay in touch with loved ones while following social distancing guidelines through our Social Care program

Nowadays, when the COVID-19 outbreak is all over the news, it is impossible not to hear about social distancing recommendations. Although everyone can get infected, it seems that seniors have mostly been affected by this virus. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults aged 65 or older are in a high-risk group, meaning that COVID-19 can make them severely ill. This is why it is important to make sure your aging loved one stays healthy and safe during this time. Working with a senior caregiver from Visiting Angels Littleton can help you achieve this goal, while our Social Care program can ensure your loved one can stay in touch with friends and family.

At Visiting Angels Littleton, we understand that not being able to leave their house, see their friends, visit their favorite places or simply go for a walk can take a toll on your loved one’s mental health. On the other hand, staying at home and practicing social distancing is the best way not to get the disease. To ensure your senior’s emotional and mental well-being we have come up with the Social Care program, which can help your loved one how to use digital tools like smartphones and social media to stay connected without having to leave the house.

What is Social Distancing?

Although we are still learning about this virus, we know that it is spread though close contact with others. Therefore, it has been recommended to avoid gatherings of 10+ people, stay at least six feet away from others as well as avoid and non-essential air travel. Since seniors are more likely to get very ill from COVID-19, they should even limit visits from friends and family. This kind of isolation can lead to feelings of loneliness, which is why it is important to make sure your loved one has companionship and social interaction. With our senior caregivers and our Social Care program, you can be at ease knowing that your parent is in good hands.

What is the Social Care Program?

Through the Social Care program, we help seniors learn how to use digital tools and platforms to communicate with loved ones. Our senior caregivers are patient and resourceful for our clients, who may have trouble remembering how to use these tools due to age-related cognitive issues. Through our Social Care program, we make the strain on socializing during self-isolation less stressful by showing our clients they can stay in touch with the people they care about without having to leave the house.

We can teach your loved one how to:

  • Use a smartphone to make calls, text and send emails
  • Use Skype, FaceTime and similar programs to stay in touch with family
  • Make a Facebook account
  • Use a search engine to do research or to shop online
  • And more

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

At Visiting Angels Littleton, we know it’s not enough to simply fulfill our clients’ physical needs. They also require social interaction and companionship. That’s why in addition to providing essential personal care, we also help our clients find new ways to stay in touch with the people in their lives while remaining safe and comfortable at home.

If you wish to learn more about the ways our senior caregivers or our Social Care program can help your loved one during this difficult time, call our office in Littleton, CO.

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