Non-medical Home Care Such As Interactive Caregiving, Available in Stony Brook, NY and Surrounding Areas
Our distinctive approach to non-medical home care is at the very heart of Comfort Keepers.
Our dedicated 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.
How Does It Make a Difference?
We believe non-medical home care like our Interactive Caregiving service 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.
Each 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™
In-home care has allowed seniors to remain in their homes while receiving the help they need to be safe and healthy. An essential element of effective in-home care is Interactive Caregiving™ that provides for the senior’s physical and emotional well-being which is vital to increasing quality of life. Seniors can benefit in many ways from comprehensive care that includes Interactive Caregiving™ intended to meet physical, emotional, and social needs.
Interactive Caregiving™ means the senior receives care through the use of activities and conversations. Rather than simply preparing a meal and setting it before the person receiving care, the caregiver personalizes the care services by inviting the care recipient work in the kitchen side by side with the caregiver while chatting with each other. Caregivers may begin reminiscing with seniors 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. Seniors are encouraged to participate in tasks as are appropriate for their capabilities. This fosters continued independence on the part of the care recipient and promotes a caring relationship between caregiver and care recipient.
Interactive Caregiving™ also includes activities that any person 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 positive mental health.
Interactive Caregiving™ means caregivers can provide companionship services beyond the home, escorting seniors to appointments and events. Seniors not only receive 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 for seniors with a companion at their side.
For non-medical home care that has potential to truly optimize the quality of your loved one, choose Interactive Care that considers every aspect of senior life and their physical, emotional and social well-being.