Jun 18, 2018 by Clark Bongaardt
One home care agency is not the same as another. They may have the same services, such as respite care and personal grooming, but there is a big difference – true senior engagement. What do we mean by this? It’s keeping your loved one mentally and physically active. However, when you are a caregiver for your parent, life gets in the way, and you’re not sure you can provide daily activities for him or her.
At Comfort Keepers, we have a unique service called interactive caregiving. Interactive caregiving promotes a healthy and happy lifestyle for seniors. Think about the words that make up interactive caregiving – care, active, giving and interactive. Each one is crucial to providing a much higher quality of life and independence than typical in-home care. This service also benefits caregivers by giving them the opportunity to learn something, exercise more often, and/or get to know their loved one better.
The Building Blocks of Interactive Care
There are four key points to keeping seniors active, which create the foundation of a customized interactive care plan.
Assisted Living in the Home
Taking care of your parent in your home doesn’t have to be a challenge. If you need to hire a home care agency, it should offer an interactive care service. Getting your loved one engaged and active leads to a more enjoyable life. The home care aide will create daily activities, which include:
Home care is not what it was ten or twenty years ago. The advances in technology and medicine help seniors live longer, fuller lives. The same can be said with home care providers. Advances have led to progress, yet the home care professional must continue to include daily activities – interactive care. Being active can slow aging, increase alertness and strengthen muscles.
Our Comfort Keepers keep up to date on the best practices in providing interaction while having a great time. But don’t take our word for it. We invite you to call or email us to learn how our award-winning home care services can make a difference, not only in your parent’s life but yours too. We look forward to helping you!