In-Home Caregivers from Visiting Angels Help East Bay Area Seniors Stay Connected
Through our Social Care Program, our in-home caregivers help seniors in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties stay connected with friends and family through using digital tools
At Visiting Angels San Ramon, we look at senior care through a holistic lens. We want our services to cater to the whole person: physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially. Additionally, we want our clients to receive care both inside and outside the home. Catering to those specific realms gives seniors the opportunity to live fulfilling lives.
We believe that a senior’s social well-being is very important, and through our Social Care Program, our in-home caregivers help seniors in San Ramon, Danville, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Orinda, Concord, and surrounding areas in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties develop their social skills by using modern technology. Seniors can develop socially by utilizing modern technology in order to connect with their family, friends, and neighbors. Some of the modern technology that we inform our seniors of includes FaceTime, Skype and Facebook.
Recent studies have shown that surfing the internet can decrease depression by 20 percent*. Additionally, a University of Arizona study found that seniors who used Facebook showed a 25 percent increase in boosting their memory skills. Utilizing these technological resources through our home care solutions can help open the door to communities that a senior may not have known had existed beforehand. Another study showed that seniors who frequently use social networking websites, like Facebook, have a positive emotional experience when measured by breathing rates, pupil dilation, and brain stimulation**.
Through our Social Care Program, our dedicated in-home caregivers teach seniors about a variety of technologies including:
- Using a cellphone (texting, using Facetime, etc.)
- Sending emails or Skyping on the computer
- Creating a Facebook account and interacting on the website
- Logging into the computer
- Researching information through a search engine
- Shopping online
Our Social Care Program has helped thousands of seniors learn more about modern technology so they can interact with their friends and families in a brand new way.
If you’re interested in learning how our in-home caregivers can help, contact our San Ramon, CA office by calling 925-243-7726 today.
* Washington, D.C. based Phoenix Center
** Journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Serving the East Bay including Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Orinda, Danville, Concord, Moraga and throughout Contra Costa & Alameda Counties
Visiting Angels SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA16 Crow Canyon Ct #200
San Ramon, CA 94583