How the Social Care Program Makes Social Distancing Less Stressful for Seniors in San Diego, CA and Surrounding Areas
By providing personal care for seniors in San Diego, CA and surrounding areas, we’re making social distancing easier for older adults by teaching them how to stay connected to loved ones through social media
Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, seniors have been advised not to leave their homes and to practice social distancing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults are in a high-risk group, meaning they are more likely to get severely ill from the virus. This is why ensuring your aging parent’s health and wellness during this critical time is necessary. At Visiting Angels San Diego, we are here for you and your family! We offer personal care for seniors in San Diego, CA, and surrounding areas.
Although seniors prefer to age at home, not being able to leave their house, walk around the neighborhood, socialize and stay engaged in everyday activities that involve going outside can take a toll on their mental health. In addition, constantly watching the news where reporters are talking about COVID-19 and ways it affects our lives can be overwhelming, emotionally draining and make your parent feel stressed and nervous. Ensuring their well-being is the main goal of our personal care for seniors. With our Social Care program, your parent can follow social distancing guidelines while fulfilling their need for socialization.
With the Social Care program from Visiting Angels San Diego, our clients can easily stay in touch with their family members by using social media, smartphones and other modern technologies.
What is Social Distancing?
In this time of crisis, everyone is advised to stay least six feet away from others in public settings and avoid gatherings where there are more than 10 people. This is because the virus is mainly spread through close contact with others.
Since seniors are in the high-risk group, they should even limit in-person visits from friends and family. However, this can cause feelings of loneliness and depression, which can further irritate or cause new health issues. Luckily, with our Social Care program, these problems can be avoided.
What is the Social Care Program?
At Visiting Angels San Diego, we always strive to provide the best possible personal care for seniors. Through the Social Care program, we help fulfill our clients’ needs for social interaction and connection by teaching them how to use social media and other digital tools. Our caregivers are dedicated and patient, so we’ll be able to help your loved one learn how to use a smartphone, computer and more with ease.
Through the Social Care program, we can help your loved one:
- Learn how to use a smartphone to make calls and video chat
- Send texts and e-mails
- Use Skype and FaceTime to interact with others
- Create a Facebook account to interact with others
- Use a search engine to find information or shop online
- And more
How Does the Social Care Program Help Seniors in San Diego and Surrounding Areas?
Following social distancing guidelines means that seniors will spend less face-to-face time with their loved ones. However, communicating through text, email, Skype, Facebook and other modern technologies can help seniors stay connected to the people they love without needing to go outside and increase their risk of catching the virus.
However, learning how to use these new technologies isn’t easy for every senior. Age-related cognitive issues or memory loss caused by dementia can cause seniors to struggle with learning new processes. Through our Social Care program, our compassionate, experienced caregivers will work with your loved one until they can effectively use these new tools to stay in touch with friends and family.
To learn more about personal care for seniors we provide in San Diego, CA, please contact our office.