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.
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. 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, Belvidere, Cherry Valley, Loves Park and Surrounding Cities throughout Boone and Winnebago Counties
Visiting Angels Rockford, IL3600 E State St #303
Rockford, IL 61108
How Does Technology Benefit Seniors?
Digital tools can provide cognitive and emotional benefits, 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
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