Our Personal Home Care Specialists Help Seniors in Midlothian, VA and Surrounding Areas Stay Socially Engaged

Through our Social Care program, our personal home care specialists help seniors in Richmond, Midlothian and surrounding areas in Virginia learn how to use digital tools in order to stay socially engaged with friends and family

At Visiting Angels Richmond VA, we believe that making sure your senior loved one has everything they need when it comes to their care requires a holistic approach. This means that, as senior care experts, we take care of our clients' emotional and mental well-being in addition to their physical daily needs.

One of the big aspects of our holistic approach is our Social Care program where our personal home care specialists help older adults become more in touch with modern modes of communication in order to stay in touch with loved ones and get the companionship they need without having to worry about age-related difficulties. The fact is that the internet was sort of sprung very quickly on us all and many of us got left behind. It is probably no surprise to you that many seniors are not very tech savvy. However, being out of touch with modern ways of communication can greatly contribute to one feeling very left out and lonely.

That stops today for your senior parent. Our compassionate caregivers can take the time to teach your loved one how to use platforms like Facebook, Skype, FaceTime, etc., to stay active and engage with their friends and loves ones. At a time when your loved one may be losing many of those they were very close to, these platforms are an incredible way to help them stay connected and even get back in touch with friends and family they haven't managed to stay so close to over the years.

How Our Personal Home Care Specialists Help Seniors in Midlothian and Surrounding Areas Stay Connected

Here are some statistics that show how important our Social Care program can be for seniors:

  • Studies have shown that older adults who use the internet can reduce their depression levels by as much as 20 percent.*
  • One University of Arizona study found that seniors who use Facebook can experience a 25 percent increase in their working memory.
  • Other researchers who watched seniors using Facebook learned that older adults enjoy using social media and had a positive emotional experience in doing so.**

As part of our Social Care program, our personal home care specialists can help your loved one experience all of these incredible and very accessible benefits. With Visiting Angels Richmond VA, your parent will learn how to use a cell phone, send text messages, log on to Skype and use FaceTime.

To learn more about our Social Care program, contact our Midlothian, VA office today.

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* Washington, D.C. based Phoenix Center

** Journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

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