Social activities play an equally important role as physical activity in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Providing this service in a home care scenario is vitality important to client mental health especially during the festive season.
At Christmas time the distance between family members is amplified. When the elderly are living away from family, they still need friends and companions. Having someone to talk with, share a meal with, and having outside interests helps seniors and those living with a disability, live happier and healthier lives.
The Importance of Socialisation in Home Care (in-home care) for the Elderly and those living with a Disability
Everyone, no matter his or her age or ability, needs some type of social life. Socialisation for the elderly and those with special care needs are just as important as it is for the younger generation. Companionship helps them feel loved, supported, and needed. The connections to people and activities give them a purpose and something to look forward to. It keeps them from feeling isolated and alone. Social activities also help the elderly and those living with a disability stay mentally sharp and 'connected' and lessens their chances of getting depression, stress and anxiety which can lead to other health issues.
Christmas is a perfect time to involve your elderly loved ones and those living with a disability in community activities to assist with their socialisation needs and make them feel less isolated.
All of Australia's capital and regional cities have a wonderful line up of holiday activities which are guaranteed to brighten the festive season for your loved ones:
Sydney: What's On City Of Sydney
Brisbane: Visit Brisbane
Perth: Weekend Notes
Toowoomba: Christmas Wonderland
Townsville: Townsville Events
Rockhampton: Rockhampton Region Community Events
If you need help with providing socialisation and companion care for your loved one, Right at Home though our many offices in Australia provides services to assist in this area such as our companion care services.
Founded in 1995, Right at Home is your local expert on emotional, physical and financial issues related to caring for your loved one at home, and we're dedicated to keeping you informed about home care. Right at Home Australia delivers care through the NDIS and is also a My Aged Care government-approved home care provider for levels 1 – 4 and offers flexible in-home care services such as nursing care, after hospital care, post-operative care, respite care, dementia and Alzheimer's care, assistance with daily living such as grooming, hygiene, transport, shopping, meal prep, domestic services and social support, so your loved one can enjoying a more independent, vibrant life. Our nurses and caregivers are screened, highly trained and insured prior to entering your home so you can trust us with the caregiving while you focus on your loved one.
With Right at Home offices in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Wagga Wagga (servicing Southern NSW including Albury, Griffith and other parts of Riverina and Canberra in the A.C.T.), Padstow (servicing Padstow, St George and South West Sydney), Toowoomba (servicing Toowoomba and Darling Downs), Townsville and Rockhampton, Right at Home Australia's care team is made up of supervisors and carers who are incredibly skilled, compassionate and devoted to improving the lives of their clients and their clients' families. With no admin or subscription fees Right at Home allows you to get more care from your Government Package or budget.
To find out more, please give us a call on 1300 363 802 or visit our website.