How Our Non-Medical Home Care Services Help Seniors in Stockton, CA Stay Connected

The Social Care program from Visiting Angels provides non-medical home care services that allow seniors in Stockton, CA and surrounding areas to stay in touch with the people they care about through social media and other digital tools

At Visiting Angels Stockton, we believe that the social care of seniors should be a priority along with physical health and mental health. In order to provide quality non-medical home care services, we believe that efficient care should cater to the person as a whole. This includes physically, mentally, spiritually and socially.

That's why we've developed the Social Care program. Through this program, we aim to help seniors in our care stay in touch with friends, family and loved ones through digital tools and platforms.

Benefits of Digital Tools for Seniors

  • Surfing the internet can reduce depression in seniors by 20 percent.*
  • A University of Arizona study finds seniors who use Facebook showed a 25 percent improvement in mental “updating” skills - essentially improving their working memory.
  • Another study shows seniors who visit social networking sites like Facebook have a positive emotional experience when measured by breathing rates, brain stimulation and pupil dilation.**

Additionally, modern technology can help seniors stay in touch with loved ones despite age-related issues. Many mobility and cognitive issues can make it a challenge for older adults to interact with people face-to-face, making socializing difficult. Social media and other forms of technology can provide an easy and stress-free way for seniors to stay engaged with the people in their lives.

Our Social Care Program Can Teach Seniors How To Utilize a Variety of Different Modern Technologies Including:

  1. Texting or FaceTiming on a cellphone
  2. Sending emails and Skyping on the computer
  3. Creating a Facebook page and interacting on the website
  4. Logging in and researching information on a search engine
  5. Shopping online

There are many studies that show the importance of seniors staying social. One study showcased that surfing the internet can reduce depression in Seniors by 20 percent. A University of Arizona study finds seniors who use Facebook showed a 25 percent improvement in developing their working memory. Another study shows seniors who visit social networking sites like Facebook have a positive emotional experience when measured by breathing rates, brain stimulation, and pupil dilation.

Modern technologies can help seniors learn how to interact with the world around them in a quicker, easier, and simpler. It also allows families and friends to be able to interact with their loved one in a brand new way.

If you’d like to learn more about our non-medical home care services, get in contact with our Stockton, CA office.

  * Washington, D.C. based Phoenix Center

** Journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

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