Alert and happy
There is no doubt that engaged seniors are more alert and happy. Our home aides are trained to be good conversationalists and to consistently work on keeping seniors engaged in multiple ways.
Exercise the brain
Our minds, just like our bodies, need exercise to remain flexible and agile. And just as weak muscles increase the risk of falls; an under-exercised brain can lead to confusion, depression and even an increased risk of developing Dementia.
Wood Private Home Care (WPHC) knows that the mind-body connection is critical to seniors’ overall well-being. This is why we put attention to consistent senior engagement. Our caregiving approach works to help seniors maintain strong, vibrant minds.
Studies show that staying social and engaged increases seniors’ quality of life and prevent depression and cognitive decline. Our home aides provide clients with friendly company, conversation, and mealtime companionship.
In addition, they provide seniors with a wide array of activities to exercise and invigorate their minds and promote their health and happiness. We have found this also helps to address the needs of seniors experiencing the symptoms of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, helping to raise their quality of life and mental health.
This approach is designed to help seniors keep their brains active and challenged through problem-solving, games, and hobbies. These kinds of mental engagement help seniors find purpose in life, and this leads to feelings of self-worth, an optimistic, can-do spirit, and an enhanced level of independence.
And overall, mentally-active seniors are less likely to develop Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and more likely to strengthen their cognitive function. This adds meaning and enjoyment to seniors’ lives and a sense of self-worth and greater independence, which is a key goal of WPHC service.