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Social Care: Helping Seniors Embrace Technology
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Serving the Pacific Northwest, including Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Everett, Kirkland, West Seattle, Puyallup, Tacoma, Olympia, and Kitsap County.

Visiting Angels Northwest Offices
Visiting Angels in Tacoma, WA
1401 S Union Ave #A
Tacoma WA 98405
Phone: 253-537-3700

Visiting Angels in Bellingham, WA
4213 Rural Ave
Bellingham WA 98226
Phone: 360-671-8388
866-522-6435

Visiting Angels in Everett, WA
3311 Wetmore Ave
Everett WA 98201
Phone: 425-348-9914
1-866-348-9914

Visiting Angels in Tukwila, WA
1035 Andover Park W #110 & 120
Tukwila WA 98188
Phone: 425-282-5505

Visiting Angels in Lacey, WA
4325 Lacey Blvd SE
Lacey WA 98503
Phone: 360-705-1929

Visiting Angels in Port Orchard, WA
700 Prospect St #204
Port Orchard WA 98366
Phone: 360-602-0609

Visiting Angels in Mount Vernon, WA
1222 Riverside Dr
Mount Vernon WA 98273
Phone: 360-424-6777
1-888-264-3528

Visiting Angels in Seattle, WA
1455 NW Leary Way #400
Seattle WA 98107
Phone: 206-258-3680

Visiting Angels in Kirkland, WA
12020 113th Ave NE Bldg C #180
Kirkland WA 98034
Phone: 425-828-4500

Visiting Angels in Seattle, WA
1420 5th Ave #2200
Seattle WA 98101
Phone: 206-439-2458

Social Care: Helping Seniors Embrace Technology

Visiting Angels knows that providing care for your loved one requires a holistic approach. This holistic approach entails care for the individual, both inside and outside of the home. By utilizing modern technology, our social care program helps families stay connected by using platforms like Facebook, Skype, FaceTime, etc., to remain active and engaged.

Digital Tools Help Seniors Connect to Family and Friends

Adopting a digital social life may not come so easily to older adults who have difficulties grasping new technology. However, recent studies have shown the following emotional and mental benefits digital tools can have on the elderly: 

  • Surfing the internet can reduce depression in Seniors by 20 percent.*
  • A University of Arizona study finds seniors who use Facebook showed a 25 percent improvement in mental “updating” skills - essentially improving their working memory.
  • Another study shows seniors who visit social networking sites like Facebook have a positive emotional experience when measured by breathing rates, brain stimulation and pupil dilation.**

Helping Seniors Stay Engaged Via Technology

The Visiting Angels' Social Care Program teach seniors to:

  1. Use a cell phone
  2. Text, send e-mail, Skype, or use FaceTime
  3. Create a Facebook page/account and interact with family and friends
  4. Log in, shop online or research information on a search engine
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

 


Contact your local Visiting Angels home care office for more information about our social care program.

Serving the Pacific Northwest, including Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Everett, Kirkland, West Seattle, Puyallup, Tacoma, Olympia, and Kitsap County.

Visiting Angels Northwest Offices
Visiting Angels in Tacoma, WA
1401 S Union Ave #A
Tacoma WA 98405
Phone: 253-537-3700

Visiting Angels in Bellingham, WA
4213 Rural Ave
Bellingham WA 98226
Phone: 360-671-8388
866-522-6435

Visiting Angels in Everett, WA
3311 Wetmore Ave
Everett WA 98201
Phone: 425-348-9914
1-866-348-9914

Visiting Angels in Tukwila, WA
1035 Andover Park W #110 & 120
Tukwila WA 98188
Phone: 425-282-5505

Visiting Angels in Lacey, WA
4325 Lacey Blvd SE
Lacey WA 98503
Phone: 360-705-1929

Visiting Angels in Port Orchard, WA
700 Prospect St #204
Port Orchard WA 98366
Phone: 360-602-0609

Visiting Angels in Mount Vernon, WA
1222 Riverside Dr
Mount Vernon WA 98273
Phone: 360-424-6777
1-888-264-3528

Visiting Angels in Seattle, WA
1455 NW Leary Way #400
Seattle WA 98107
Phone: 206-258-3680

Visiting Angels in Kirkland, WA
12020 113th Ave NE Bldg C #180
Kirkland WA 98034
Phone: 425-828-4500

Visiting Angels in Seattle, WA
1420 5th Ave #2200
Seattle WA 98101
Phone: 206-439-2458

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.

CDC Updates
Get the latest information on COVID-19 from the Department of Health

Serving the Pacific Northwest, including Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Everett, Kirkland, West Seattle, Puyallup, Tacoma, Olympia, and Kitsap County.

Visiting Angels Northwest Offices
Visiting Angels in Tacoma, WA
1401 S Union Ave #A
Tacoma WA 98405
Phone: 253-537-3700

Visiting Angels in Bellingham, WA
4213 Rural Ave
Bellingham WA 98226
Phone: 360-671-8388
866-522-6435

Visiting Angels in Everett, WA
3311 Wetmore Ave
Everett WA 98201
Phone: 425-348-9914
1-866-348-9914

Visiting Angels in Tukwila, WA
1035 Andover Park W #110 & 120
Tukwila WA 98188
Phone: 425-282-5505

Visiting Angels in Lacey, WA
4325 Lacey Blvd SE
Lacey WA 98503
Phone: 360-705-1929

Visiting Angels in Port Orchard, WA
700 Prospect St #204
Port Orchard WA 98366
Phone: 360-602-0609

Visiting Angels in Mount Vernon, WA
1222 Riverside Dr
Mount Vernon WA 98273
Phone: 360-424-6777
1-888-264-3528

Visiting Angels in Seattle, WA
1455 NW Leary Way #400
Seattle WA 98107
Phone: 206-258-3680

Visiting Angels in Kirkland, WA
12020 113th Ave NE Bldg C #180
Kirkland WA 98034
Phone: 425-828-4500

Visiting Angels in Seattle, WA
1420 5th Ave #2200
Seattle WA 98101
Phone: 206-439-2458