Connect Digitally with Social Care from Dedicated Senior Care Providers in Rockford, IL and Surrounding Areas
Discover the Social Care program from Visiting Angels, your trusted senior care provider in Rockford, Belvidere, Cherry Valley, Loves Park and nearby cities in Illinois
Technology connects us. At Visiting Angels Rockford, our holistic approach to in-home care encourages seniors to socialize and connect with friends and family. Connection with others is an essential cornerstone of good mental health. By utilizing modern technology, our Social Care program helps families stay in touch by helping seniors use their devices to access social and entertainment platforms.
Social media helps your parents and grandparents stay connected. They can chat with their friends online and ask questions or share pictures. It’s a good opportunity to bond with them as well! If they don’t know how to use social media, caregivers from Visiting Angels Rockford can show them how it works. They can even mentor your loved ones and teach them about online security.
Our senior care providers can facilitate technology use. Sending texts and emails, using social media and video chat platforms such as Facebook and Zoom, and even playing digital games can keep seniors mentally active and engaged.
Crossing the Digital Divide
Adopting a digital social life may not come easy to older adults who have difficulties grasping new technology. But the Social Care program from Visiting Angels Rockford is helping seniors learn how to use digital tools to stay connected with friends and family.
Through our Social Care program, we’ve helped many adults connect with their loved ones according to their needs. As a trusted home care provider, we understand the importance of communication for an aging adult population and we are committed to ensuring that seniors can stay engaged through technology in a way that fits their individual needs.
Our patient senior care providers will sit beside your loved one and show them how to use their device, whether it be a cell phone, tablet or personal computer. They can assist with connecting to the internet, identifying icons and recording passwords. Basically, our caregivers will show your loved one which keys to push and where to click.
How the Social Care Program from Visiting Angels Rockford Helps Seniors Engage via Technology
Our senior care providers can teach your loved one to:
- Use a cell phone
- Send texts and e-mails
- Use online video chat platforms like FaceTime, Skype or Zoom
- Create a Facebook account to interact with family and friends
- Use a search engine for online research or shopping
Serving Rockford, Winnebago, and Boone Counties
Visiting Angels ROCKFORD, IL3600 E. State St #303
Rockford, IL 61108
How Does Technology Benefit Seniors?
Have you seen the ways social media can be used for seniors?
Digital tools can provide cognitive and emotional benefits for elderly adults, according to recent studies:
- A University of Arizona study reveals that seniors using Facebook show a 25 percent increase in “mental updating” skills, essentially improving their working memory.
- Surfing the internet can reduce depression in seniors.*
- Seniors who visit social networking sites like Facebook have a positive emotional experience when measuring breathing rates, brain stimulation and pupil dilation.**
* Washington, D.C. based Phoenix Center
** Journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking