Having an active social life can help people stay physically and mentally healthy. This is particularly true for elderly people, as having someone to talk to and share things with, as well as going out to visit places, can be immensely stimulating and enjoyable. We’re often told by our live-in care clients and their families, just how much of a difference a live-in carer can make to them/their loved ones quality of life.
Feeling lonely can be really hard for so many people and it can have a very negative effect on a person’s mental and physical health. We know that for the older generation, it’s very important that they’re able to talk to people and share similar interests with others. There are so many easy and simple ways that this can be achieved, which can have such a profound affect on how someone feels.
Here at Access Care, all our of self-employed live-in carers are very carefully vetted and are not just registered for their level of care experience and expertise. We pride ourselves on the fact that we register the finest live-in carers and a big part of that, is their excellent companionship skills.
As well as having someone at home to be a wonderful companion, social activities can also provide a sense of purpose, whether it’s simply the routine of having a schedule and a place to be or the sense of accomplishment that comes from reaching a goal. Social activities help the elderly stay involved and active in the community.
Below are some of activities that our self-employed live-in carers like to do with their client:
Attend coffee mornings to help their clients stay in contact with their local community
Attend Church and the local Community Centre for organised events
Go to Bingo
Go to card playing events or just enjoy a fun game at home!
Go to a book club
Go shopping and out for lunch
Go to the hairdresser/barbers for a pampered treat!
Enjoy gardening and visiting the local garden centre
The above is just a very small part of all the wonderful activities that our live-in carers and clients get involved in together. The most important element is that the client has a choice and is very much in control of deciding what they would like to do. Their live-in carer is there to help ensure they can still very much enjoy all their hobbies and interests, therefore ensuring an enriched and independent life.
If you would like to find out more about how live-in care could benefit you or a loved one, please give our friendly expert team a call for a chat.
Please call Pamela on 0800 980 3958 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get in touch with you.