Interactive Caregiving™ & Companion Care in The Villages, FL
Comfort Keepers® offers companion care with a difference in The Villages, FL, and surrounding areas
The number of older Americans is on the rise. According to the Administration on Aging, the number of people aged 65 and older will increase to 72.1 million by 2030. Thanks to a greater focus on wellness and medical advances, seniors are able to live longer, fuller lives. Comfort Keepers® companion care has an innovative approach to help seniors maintain their independence while offering the assistance they need to thrive. It’s called Interactive Caregiving™.
Our dedicated caregivers, or Comfort Keepers®, understand that day-to-day home health providing and companion care is about more than accomplishing routine tasks; it’s about discovering opportunities to engage our seniors in conversations and activities that inspire ongoing physical, emotional, and social connections with the world around them.
Interactive Caregiving focuses on four interconnected aspects:
- A safe home environment: Comfort Keepers can recommend home safety modifications that can take into account seniors’ physical changes and abilities.
- Good nutrition: Our Comfort Keepers prepare nutritious, well-balanced meals for their clients and help them adhere to doctor-prescribed diets.
- Physical activity: Being physically active can help seniors maintain muscle tone and balance, both critical to remaining independent.
- Mental stimulation: Keeping the brain fit is critical to seniors’ overall well-being and can help them remain independent longer.
Why Does Your Loved One Need Interactive Caregiving?
Studies have shown that staying active – both mentally and physically – improves longevity and health as seniors age. In fact, a sense of wellbeing is associated with a decreased risk of illness and injury, faster recovery and a lower likelihood of depression. Using our Interactive Caregiving home health care approach, Comfort Keepers® companion care may help older adults live longer, more purposeful lives.
Like the seniors we serve, companion care plans are unique, built around your loved one’s personality, hobbies, health considerations, and physical abilities. Your loved one’s plan may include a variety of pursuits, such as:
- going for a stroll around the neighborhood or local park,
- engaging in discussions about current events or interests,
- reminiscing over photos or sharing fond memories,
- enjoying crafts or building puzzles,
- attending church or other religious meetings,
- doing light gardening,
- shopping at favorite shops,
- visiting a local senior center,
- listening or dancing to music,
- and working together on household chores or meal preparation.
Like other in-home health care providers, Comfort Keepers companion care services can meet your loved ones’ needs for essential personal care and companionship. The real difference comes from our Interactive Caregiving approach that moves beyond the basics, ensuring that your loved one enjoys living independently while you enjoy the peace of mind that comes from seeing him or her enjoying a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.
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 National Institute on Aging. (n.d.). Featured health topic: Memory/Cognitive health. Retrieved from https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/featured/memory-cognitive-health.
 National Institute on Aging. (May 2011). Featured health topic: Healthy Aging/Longevity. Retrieved from https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/featured/healthy-aging-longevity.