How Our Social Care Program Helps Older Adults in Kilmarnock, VA and Surrounding Areas

With the Social Care program from Visiting Angels, we help seniors in Kilmarnock, Gloucester, White Stone and surrounding Virginia communities stay in touch with loved ones through our at-home senior care services

An often overlooked aspect of in-home care for seniors is their social well-being. This is because it is very easy to forget about a senior's emotional and social needs when faced with seemingly bigger issues like chronic illnesses, the death of a partner and other challenges old age inevitably brings with it. It is completely understandable why this happens, however, professional at-home senior care should do better, and at Visiting Angels, we do.

At Visiting Angels, we have not forgotten about the social needs of our clients. We understand how important it is for older adults to stay in touch with their friends and loved ones. We help them do just that through our Social Care program. This holistic approach to care has helped us assist thousands of seniors across the country, improving their quality of life along the way.

The Importance of Social Enrichment and At-Home Senior Care for Seniors in Kilmarnock and Surrounding Areas

We believe that although many older adults do shy away from using modern technology, it can help them become happier overall. This is because, through taking advantage of everything that is available to them in terms of technology, older adults can stay in touch with their friends and family through a number of social media and other platforms like Facebook, Skype, FaceTime and Instagram. This can help them stay mentally active and engaged for longer.

There is actually research to back up this claim. Did you know that using the internet can actually contribute to a decrease in depression for older adults. Overall, as many as 20 percent of older adults can overcome their depression with something as simple as using the internet*. At the same time, a recent study by the University of Arizona actually found that older adults with active Facebook profiles experienced a 25 percent improvement in improving their working memory. There's more, a third study found that older adults using social media experience a positive emotional experience when doing so**.

As part of our home care services, we can help your loved one use their cell phone, send text messages and e-mails, and use Skype or FaceTime. We can also help them create profiles on social media sites like Facebook.

To find out more about our Social Care program or our other at-home senior care services, please call our Kilmarnock, VA office today!

  * Washington, D.C. based Phoenix Center

** Journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

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