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Senior Companionship Services
Interactive Senior Caregiving
Proudly providing our distinctive approach to in home care to seniors and other adults in Rockville, Silver Spring, Potomac, Olney, Germantown, Darnestown, Derwood, Bethesda, Kensington, Gaithersburg, Chevy Chase, MD
Our dedicated Rockville, Silver Spring, and Montgomery County caregivers, the special people we call Comfort Keepers®, transform day-to-day caregiving into opportunities for meaningful conversation and activities that engage and enrich the lives of seniors physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally.
What is In-Home Companionship?
We know that spending too much time alone can have serious mental and physical health consequences. This is why we provide in-home companionship care for seniors living alone. Our caregivers develop relationships with each of their patients and participate in their favorite activities. They can be there as a friend and a listening ear, but they can also assist with household chores or personal care needs as well.
Living alone doesn’t have to mean being lonely. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our care coordinators. We’ll carefully select a caregiver based on your needs and individual interests. Let us bring joy to your life or your loved one’s life.
How Does It Make a Difference?
We believe Interactive Caregiving contributes to longer, healthier, more purposeful lives for seniors; in fact, many research studies point to the health benefits of active living in later life.
An Interactive Caregiving plan is created for each senior client based on his or her personality, unique interests, health, and abilities. This plan will include a variety of activities such as
- walks in the neighborhood.
- working together on household chores.
- preparing a meal.
- discussing current events or personal interests.
- reminiscing while viewing photo albums.
- working on hobbies, puzzles or crafts.
- going shopping or to church.
- visiting a local senior center.
- participating in civic group activities.
- dancing to music.
Our Rockville Comfort Keepers office delivers essential personal care, companionship, and homemaker services that help seniors live happily at home, like other in-home care providers. However, with our Interactive Caregiving approach, we are able to raise seniors’ quality of life to a much higher level than typical in-home care providers.
The result? A healthier, safer, more fulfilling life for your loved one in the comfort of his or her home.
Benefits of Interactive Caregiving
Professional in-home care can be an effective way to enable seniors to remain in their homes while receiving the help they need to be safe and healthy. Interactive caregiving promotes emotional well-being that is vital to improving and sustaining quality of life. Seniors can benefit in many ways from comprehensive care that incudes interactive caregiving intended to meet physical, emotional, and social needs.
Interactive care includes the senior receiving care in activities and conversations. Therefore, rather than simply preparing a meal and setting it before the person receiving care, the caregiver will invite them to work in the kitchen side by side while enjoying conversation. Each senior is encouraged to participate in household tasks as is appropriate for their capabilities. This fosters the building of a relationship and continued independence on the part of the care receiver.
Besides sharing in household chores and personal care, interactive caregiving includes activities that any companion would typically enjoy with a friend. Seniors are encouraged to share hobbies, conversation, and activities that they love with their caregivers to increase their emotional well-being and mental state of mind.
Caregivers will even take companionship services beyond the home, escorting the senior in their care to appointments and events. The senior receives reliable transportation and mobility services as needed, but they also enjoy having a friend at their side as they run errands or attend family functions. Leaving the home is safer and more enjoyable with a companion at their side.
Interactive care has few limits. Caregivers may begin reveling with their senior over old pictures, which could lead to listening to old music that is full of memories. Before you know it, they may even be sharing a dance in the living room.
For care that has potential to truly optimize the quality of your loved one, choose interactive care that considers every aspect of senior life and well-being.