Elderly Home Care from Visiting Angels of Kitsap County
How We View Social Care
At Visiting Angels of Kitsap County, we incorporate a holistic mindset throughout all aspects of our elderly home care. This means that we cater to our client’s many needs equally, whether socially, physically, mentally, or spiritually. In our Social Care Program, we help seniors utilize technology to become better involved with their friends, family, and their local community at large.
Whether it’s connecting with Facetiming with grandchildren on social media or connecting with friends on Facebook, technology can enhance a senior’s quality of life and help them age in place more easily.
Studies about technology for seniors:
- A 2018 Gallup poll found that the number of adults aged 65+ with active Facebook accounts has doubled in recent years.
- Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon found that seniors who used video chat apps (Skype, Facetime, etc.) had half the probability of depressive symptoms that those who didn’t.
- A 2016 study found that seniors who use social technology are less lonely.
How We Teach Port Orchard Area Seniors
During our elderly home care, we teach our clients a variety of different ways to use technology beneficially. For example, we teach our seniors how to use the video chatting software Facetime and Skype. We also teach them other skills such as using a cell phone, texting and creating a Facebook account. Through these skills, we strive for our seniors to stay more connected with their beloved communities and enhance the quality of their lives.
The National Institute on Aging found that social interaction has a positive correlation with overall health in seniors. For example, an increase in socialization can lead to a decrease in blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis. When you emphasize a senior’s social needs, the benefits reflect through their mental health as well as their physical health.
Want to learn more about Visiting Angels of Kitsap County’s elderly home care? Contact us at your earliest convenience!
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
Serving Kitsap County and the West Sound Area, including Bremerton, Poulsbo, and Port Orchard, WA.
Visiting Angels KITSAP COUNTY, WASHINGTON700 Prospect St #204
Port Orchard, WA 98366