Comfort Keepers is a Home Health Provider in Oklahoma City, OK
Socialization With Your Home Health Provider, Comfort Keepers®
What is the best way for my loved one to stay positive and happy?
It isn’t unusual for frustration to mount when daily routines start to get harder. Not only do age-associated changes wear on the body, but the mind as well. Mental and physical states are intrinsically connected with one another and equal in importance.
Home health provider is one of the best-known ways to keep a sound mind and a happy heart. Your loved one’s mental and emotional state can actually improve through social interactions with people outside of the family. We explore this phenomenon in our video series, “Friends. Forever. Always.”, in which we discuss the importance of friendship.
Stepping outside of one’s social circle is proven to increase happiness and produce a positive mood, especially for seniors. It allows seniors to share their personal experiences with new people and make new connections, even at an advanced age. Simply reliving these experiences by sharing them with new people can be very mentally stimulating for seniors and can greatly improve their mood, which a home health provider can help with.
Why does cognitive function improve while socializing?
Much of the credit for better cognitive function while socializing goes to neurotransmitters, which are chemicals in the brain. These neurotransmitters are oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin, according to Lou Cozolino, a professor of psychology at Pepperdine University. Whenever these neurotransmitters are released it creates a feeling of gratification and eliminates stress.
How does caregiving relate to socialization?
There is far more to caregiving than just helping around the house. It’s also about forming friendships. Our home health provider is trained in-home professionals who are carefully selected just for your loved one with the goal of becoming a friend and companion to him or her. At Comfort Keepers, we will make sure that your loved one is comfortable and treated with the utmost respect and care. We will assign you a caregiver that we feel is truly the best match for your loved one.
This will enable your family to feel less anxiety about the situation and afford your loved one the opportunity to forge a lasting friendship. Each one of our Comfort Keepers has a strong desire to provide quality care and companionship to seniors, such as your loved one. Allow us to pair your loved one with the best possible caregiver and dedicated companion.
Reach out to Comfort Keepers at Oklahoma City, OK if you feel that your loved one could use a home health provider or just someone to help with day-to-day activities. It is our mission to provide quality in-home care to your loved one and make things easier for you. Please give us a call (405) 200-1156 or take a look at our website here.