Mental Health & Companionship in King of Prussia, PA
It is common for seniors to feel frustrated or overwhelmed when their daily tasks become harder to do. The changes associated with age can take a toll on senior health and wellness not only physically, but mentally as well. However, for many seniors, new friendships and connections can offer a key to positivity and better mental health.
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How Can Comfort Keepers® Assist Your Loved One?
One of the ways that Comfort Keepers® sets itself apart is our unique approach to senior health and wellness called Interactive Caregiving™. What this means is that all of our caregivers are expertly trained to care for your loved one’s mental, physical, and social health. Your senior will work together with their caregiver to plan exercises, meals, and social visits that they can look forward to and enjoy.
All of our caregivers are passionate about forming lasting friendships with their senior and want to empower them to do the things they love. Whether that is visiting their friends, solving puzzles, or discovering a new passion, we want to support your loved one and help them write the next chapter of their story.
How Can Making New Friends Assist Seniors Mental Health?
By encouraging your loved one to socialize outside their normal circle, you are opening them up to new opportunities to share their memories and stories with a fresh audience. Reliving these moments helps keep seniors mentally active, while stimulating their mind with positive memories. Many senior centers offer classes or lunches that can provide a place for your loved one to meet new friends.
What’s The Science?
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.
If you’d like to learn more about our philosophy of Interactive Caregiving™, our care services, or would like to schedule your free in home consultation, please contact us online any time or call us at (484) 306-3083.