Social wellness may not be a concept you’re familiar with, but it’s just as important to overall health as physical wellness. A person’s social wellness is determined by the relationships they have and how healthy their interactions with others are.
July is Social Wellness Month, a month dedicated to encouraging people to improve their social connections with the people around them. It’s also a good time to examine the health of your aging relative’s social connections. If the older adult in your life could use some help in the social wellness area, hiring a home care provider can allow them opportunities to better their relationships.
Below are 5 ways home care can help…
#1 Make More Connections
Having social connections can make a difference in a person’s physical health. Scientists are learning how the relationships and social interactions a person has can affect the body and their overall well-being. Many older adults lose connections as they age because friends and relatives die or move away. But, it’s never too late to make new friends. Home care providers can assist seniors to get out of the house and into situations where they are more likely to meet new people and form new friendships.
#2 Encourage Community Activity
Living in an active community can impact the health and social well-being of the people who live in it. Home care can assist older adults with getting involved in their communities. A home care provider can help the senior to find a volunteer position where they will be helping others and have the opportunity to make connections with new people.
#3 Assist with Communication
For a relationship to stay healthy, the people in it need to communicate with one another. A home care provider can assist the senior to use social media, email, and the telephone to keep in touch with family and friends.
#4 Help with Gatherings
Getting together in a comfortable place gives people a chance to talk and improve relationships. Home care providers can help older adults to invite guests into their home. This can be especially important for seniors who have trouble getting out of the house because of disabilities. Home care providers can clean the house and prepare food for guests.
#5 Provide Transportation
Social interactions can be lacking for older adults who are unable to drive because that can make it more difficult to leave the house. Home care providers can drive the senior to social engagements, religious services, exercise classes, and other activities where they can interact with others.
Are you or a loved one considering Senior Care in Maumelle, AR? First Choice Senior Care can help. Serving all of Little Rock and Central Arkansas.
Please call and talk to our caring staff today. (501) 916-9307
Kayla believes in advocating for and educating seniors and their families on a variety of topics and issues that impact them.Reflecting on the need for an independent home care provider interested in quality over quantity, she chased her dream of building her own company that would make a significant difference in the lives of seniors, providing a much-needed service in her own local community.
Kayla holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas State University, is licensed by the state of Arkansas as a Long-Term Care Administrator, and is a Certified Senior Adviser.
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