Visiting Angels' Non Medical Home Care Services in Schererville, IN

Visiting Angels of Schererville's Non Medical Home Care Services are Utilized in Our Social Care Program to Help Seniors Connect to Their Loved Ones with the Use of Technology.

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Your loved ones does not only need physical care in order to function properly, but their social needs must also be met. But how do you provide social care if your loved one is confined in their home due to limited mobility? Thanks to technology and Visiting Angels non medical home care services, it is now possible for your loved one to communicate with others and do activities that will enrich their lives.

Technology Can Help with Social Functions

But how does technology help with social functions? Studies suggest that surfing the internet can help reduce depression in the senior population by as much as 20%. Those who use Facebook showed a 25% improvement in their mental updating skills, particularly in their working memory. In fact, elderly people who visit and use social networking sites have better emotional experiences marked by stable breathing rates, pupil dilation, and brain stimulation.

Thus, even if your loved one has limited mobility, nothing should stop them from interacting with others by using technology. While technology presents a lot of benefits in terms of the socialization of elderly loved ones, the challenge here is how to make your loved one comfortable when it comes to using technology. Just like water and electricity, technology and old age does not work well together. Many seniors are still adamant about not using technology because they think that it is too complicated for them. 

Our Social Care Program

What they need is proper training and guidance when using technology, particularly the internet to communicate with their loved ones. This is where Visiting Angels of Schererville, IN non medical home care services comes in. Our social care program is designed to teach our clients how to utilize modern technology to their advantage. Our caregivers can help them connected to their families by using different platforms like Skype, Facebook, and FaceTime.

Part of our social care program involves teaching them how to use mobile phones and their apps, how to send emails, and how to use Skype or FaceTime. Our caregivers can also assist them in making their own Facebook accounts so that they can interact with families and even with long-lost friends. The program also teaches them how to search for information, stream videos, and do online shopping. It is our goal to enrich the lives of our clients by using the internet as a platform.

Contact us today to learn more about our non medical home care services.

Because of this program, I was able to experience two of the greatest joys in life – becoming a grandmother and seeing my son become a new father. Skyping and Facebooking with my son and his family are now a normal part of my life. It helps me feel like I’m still an important part of their lives even though I’m miles and miles away.

  * Washington, D.C. based Phoenix Center

** Journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

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