Senior Health and Happiness
Often as we age things that were once easy become more difficult or frustrating and this can drastically affect our mental health. Ensuring good mental health is an important facet of senior health and wellness and something we at Comfort Keepers® take very seriously.
Socialization: The Key to Mental Wellness
One of the best ways to ensure your loved one is taking care of their mental health is to encourage them to socialize with friends, family, or even people outside of their normal social circle. These connections are crucial to emotional wellness because it allows seniors an outlet to share stories and memories, helping to keep them mentally active and positively stimulated.
Why is socialization so important?
Researchers give neurotransmitters the credit for the mental health benefits of socializing. While talking with AARP about this subject, Lou Cozolino, a psychologist and professor of psychology at Pepperdine University, believes that the release of oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin into the brain creates this effect. When a person’s brain releases these three neurotransmitters, stress is reduced and it’s easier to feel a sense of well-being and contentment.
The Comfort Keepers® Difference
The relationships our caregivers have with their seniors goes far beyond simply helping with chores. When you choose to work with Comfort Keepers®, your loved one will be cared for by someone who is a companion as well as an in home caregiver. They will provide as much or as little assistance as your senior needs while working to create a trusting relationship with them and ensuring they are comfortable and happy.
Above all, our goal is to elevate the human spirit and we instill that in our caregivers. One of the ways we accomplish this is through our unique approach to elder care called Interactive Caregiving™. This means that we will work to keep your senior engaged mentally, physically, and socially in order for them to have the best quality of life and care while remaining in the home they worked for.
If you’d like to learn more about Interactive Caregiving™, our incredible caregivers, or senior health and wellness, please visit us online or call us. Our operators are available 24/7 to answer your questions and schedule your free in home consultation.