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December 2, 2015

Local Home Care Agency Provides Interactive Caregiving

There is a local home care agency nearby that's dedicated to creating happy and safe environments for seniors who are still living at home. A network of locally owned offices creates the Comfort Keepers® national franchise, which is staffed with people who are passionate about providing top quality care for seniors in local neighborhoods.

Comfort Keepers provides caregivers who are specially trained in senior care. After going through top-line training sessions featuring Alzheimer's and dementia care, Comfort Keepers visit seniors in local areas every day. With a customized care schedule, caregivers visit the senior either in their own homes, the homes of family members that are caring for them, in hospitals or even in nursing homes to provide companionship care. Comfort Keepers is one local home care agency that truly believes in the power of authentic relationships and for this reason, Comfort Keepers created Interactive Caregiving.

Interactive Caregiving services are available at any local Comfort Keepers location. Interactive Caregiving is based on the idea that real relationships will blossom from caregivers providing true and genuine interest in the lives of the seniors they care for. Over time, the caregiver will learn what the senior does and doesn't like, they can talk about the senior's past, his or her family members or friends or even do fun activities together. These "getting to know you" activities help to develop a more personalized and trusting relationship between the caregiver and senior. They will look forward to spending time together every day, and the caregiver can help plan fun activities for the senior to do as well.

Not all seniors have the same physical capabilities, so caregivers can customize activities to fit the seniors they are caring for. For example, caregivers can plan more indoor or seated activities like listening to music, reading together, playing cards or board games for seniors who prefer to stay indoors. For seniors who enjoy outdoor activities but may not be able to safely do these things alone anymore, Comfort Keepers can go on walks with the senior, go shopping at a local mall, or even take a light fitness class at a local recreation center.

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