Elder Services for the Senior Mind in Canton, GA and Surrounding Areas
Good health is more than just physical activity – that is why elder services also strengthen the mind
At Comfort Keepers of Canton, GA, we believe in providing for the complete health of our clients. That means attending to physical health needs as well as mental, emotional, and social needs. Caring for the whole person means we can help each of our clients live each day to the fullest. Aging can create changes in the body and the mind, and elder services from Comfort Keepers can help your loved one maintain good physical activity as well as mental activity.
Encouraging mental activity is a vital part of maintaining good health throughout the senior years. Just like physical activity is important to many health outcomes for the body, mental activity is important in keeping the brain active and for positive mental health outcomes. Elder services from Comfort Keepers can incorporate the mental activities, including social and emotional activities, that help your loved one keep an active mind.
Mentally generative activities might include exercises in remembering, by watching family movies, looking over photo albums, or exploring family heirlooms. Your elder services plan might also incorporate games of strategy, creative hobbies like building, sewing, or crafting, or storytelling and conversational activities. All of these help to exercise different parts of the brain, enabling your aging loved one to keep a nimble mind.
Keeping an Active Social Life
Social activity is also vital to maintaining good mental health. With elder services from Comfort Keepers, your loved one has not only a partner in planning social excursions, but also the safe transportation and mobility assistance they need to easily access social opportunities. Social opportunities might include trips to the senior center or a day center, visits with a neighbor or friend, or excursions to community or church events. Socializing encourages feelings of connection, positivity, and cheerfulness for all of us, and it’s important for seniors who live alone to have regular opportunities to connect with friends, family members, and the community.
If you’re helping to care for an aging loved one who lives alone, consider how elder services from Comfort Keepers can help improve their mental and emotional health, while also providing for physical needs. Our caregivers can help with meal preparation, linens changing, laundry, medication reminders, and more, and also provide access to the emotional and social opportunities that improve everyone’s quality of life.