Interactive Caregiving is the Future of Senior Care in Hampden County, MA
Find out how Comfort Keepers have revolutionized senior care for Hampden County, MA and the surrounding area
While it is true that caregiving is a demanding and time-consuming responsibility, it is also important to keep in mind that taking care of a senior entails much more than performing tasks and domestic duties. Although help with activities of daily living makes seniors’ lives easier, it may not be enough to keep them truly happy.
By implementing Interactive Caregiving in senior care, Comfort Keepers have enabled seniors to take an active part in their own care.
Our caregivers provide support and encouragement to seniors as they engage in physical, mental, and social activities to their liking together. Comfort Keepers interact with seniors in these activities, allowing them to enjoy greater independence and freedom in their daily lives.
How Does Interactive Caregiving Work?
Knowing that every client is different, Comfort Keepers can develop an Interactive Caregiving plan for each senior based on their health, personality, and interests.
Mental and social activities are key components of Interactive Caregiving because they help the mind stay engaged, which boosts health and independence. However, they also give seniors something to look forward to.
Physical activity is also a crucial element of Interactive Caregiving. Our senior care providers promote working out as a way to keep seniors both physically stimulated and healthy. Exercising is known to prevent the development of illness. However, it also improves the symptoms of existing conditions, prevents falls and nurtures independence.
Your parent and their senior care provider can engage in the following activities together:
- Preparing healthy, nutritious meals
- Running errands and grocery shopping
- Playing games
- Sharing opinions and talking about present events
- Visiting museums and art galleries
- Swimming and water aerobics
Like all age groups, seniors need variety in their lives. The good thing about Interactive Caregiving is that it leaves plenty of room for improvisation. Another advantage of Interactive Caregiving is that seniors and their caregivers can develop strong relationships. It is not uncommon for seniors to confide in their care providers or ask them for advice. This type of bond can enrich both the life of your loved one and their caregiver, taking caregiving to a whole new level.