How Senior Care Services from Visiting Angels Richmond Can Improve Your Loved One's Social Well-Being

Senior care services from Visiting Angels help older adults in Richmond, VA and surrounding areas stay in touch with the people they care about through digital tools like social media

At Visiting Angels Richmond, our home care services include a holistic approach to caregiving. We understand that seniors need much more than physical assistance with daily activities to be happy and healthy, so we make sure to cater to all their emotional and social needs as well. Our highly popular Social Care program helps seniors use modern technology to stay mentally engaged and entertained and, more importantly, to connect with loved ones.

How Senior Care Services Promote Social Interaction for Elderly Adults in Richmond and Surrounding Communities

Like all our home care programs, our Social Care program comes with many benefits for older adults. While developing this program, we took into account various studies that examined how technology and social media impact seniors.

According to one study, just by browsing the Internet on a daily basis can reduce depression in seniors by 20 percent*. A study conducted at the University of Arizona reported that seniors who use Facebook reap many mental benefits, improving their mental updating skills, that is, their working memory. A third study showed that seniors who visit social media networks enjoy a more positive emotional experience when measured by brain stimulation, breathing rates, and pupil dilation**.

Basically, technology can make seniors happier, improve their memory and prevent or reduce depression. Through our senior care services, older adults can learn all the basics of modern tech in order to be able to easily use a computer, tablet and cell phone.

Here’s what our caregivers can teach seniors to do:

  • Use a cell phone to take pictures, send text messages and emails, use video chat services, download and use apps and more.
  • Use a computer for social purposes, entertainment, online shopping, researching information and more.
  • Use Skype or FaceTime on any platform.
  • Stay safe online, especially while shopping and entering personal information on various sites.

With our Social Care program, your loved one can learn how to make the most out of technology, even if they have never used a modern cell phone or laptop. Depending on their skills and interests, our social care experts can teach them how to use various other programs and online platforms. By utilizing modern technology, your senior loved one can talk to their nearest and dearest on a regular basis, meet people and make new friends, read books online, watch movies and TV shows and much, much more.

Call our Richmond, VA office today to learn more about our social care program and other senior care services! We are here to answer all your questions!

  * Washington, D.C. based Phoenix Center

** Journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

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