Keeping Seniors Engaged and Active
For many of us getting older comes with difficulties or frustrations as we are unable to do as much as we once could. These changes can take a toll on seniors mental and physical health, neither of which should be taken lightly.
How Can I Help?
One of the simplest ways to help your loved one stay more positive is through social interaction. Socialization with people both inside and outside a senior’s regular circle is not only beneficial for their emotional health, but their memory. Making new connections provides them with an outlet to share stories or relate pivotal moments in their lives, keeping them mentally active and positively stimulated.
What Does Science Say?
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.
Comfort Keepers® Personal Care
Why should you choose to work with a caregiver from Comfort Keepers®? Well, with our expertly trained caregivers, your loved one will not only have the best in home elder care service, but a companion. They will provide as much assistance as your senior needs, whether it is help with daily chores, cooking, or just spending time together and listening to stories.
Our goal is to provide your the best possible care to ensure senior health and wellness, while enabling them to do more and create meaningful memories. We train all of our caregivers in our unique approach to elder care called Interactive Caregiving™, which means that they will care for your senior mentally, physically, and socially. We want your loved ones to visit friends, solve crossword puzzles, and listen to music. We want them doing all the activities that make them the happiest. By encouraging physical and mental interaction, our seniors gain healthier and more fulfilling lives.
If you’d like to learn more about what makes Comfort Keepers® in home care exceptional, our care services available in Burton, or would like to schedule your free in home consultation, please visit us online any time or call us at (810) 207-3770.