Comfort Keepers Homecare & Eldercare Services: Interactive Caregiving™ in Fond du Lac & Sheboygan, WI
The distinctive Comfort Keepers® approach to homecare & eldercare services keeps seniors active and engaged in life
Comfort Keepers® homecare & eldercare services of Fond du Lac and Sheboygan offers a distinctively effective approach to in-home senior care called Interactive Caregiving™. Through Interactive Caregiving, our caregivers, or Comfort Keepers®, actively engage their clients in caregiving activities, as much as they are able, to enhance their level of independence. This approach to care keeps seniors as active as possible for optimal physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Homecare & Eldercare Services : The Health Benefits of Activity
Comfort Keepers® homecare & eldercare services developed Interactive Caregiving™ based on research that shows that seniors who remain as actively engaged in life as possible can maintain better health and greater independence than less active seniors. In fact, active seniors have a better chance of maintaining better physical, mental, and emotional health and a more positive outlook as they grow older. They also can experience fewer falls.
To promote clients’ health and well-being through Interactive Caregiving, Comfort Keepers of Fond du Lac and Sheboygan engage their clients every day in a wide range of activities based on each senior’s abilities and interests. Among others, these may include
- physical activity such as walking or dancing,
- mentally stimulating activities such as hobbies and crossword puzzles,
- conversing about current topics or fond memories,
- working in the kitchen to fix lunch or make a favorite recipe, and
- visiting friends or attending events.
Interactive Caregiving Promotes Independence
Interactive Caregiving focuses on the following four key areas that can strengthen senior independence and health:
Seniors who stay physically active are at less risk of falls and injury. Activity strengthens and conditions muscles, and can help make seniors more confident and steadier on their feet. Physical activity also plays a greater role in lessening the risk of falls than home modifications, according to studies. Besides staying up on their feet, active seniors tend to maintain an elevated outlook.
Mental and cognitive health
An active mind is essential for optimal senior health. Comfort Keepers involve clients in hobbies, puzzles, reading, reminiscing, and other mentally stimulating activities.
A nutritionally rich diet and proper hydration also play key roles in senior health and well-being. Comfort Keepers assist their clients to eat well. They plan and prepare nutritious and delicious meals, and enjoy eating and conversation with their clients. As a result of eating well, seniors can benefit from improved energy, and better physical and mental health.
The companionship of a Comfort Keeper improves the safety of seniors. Comfort Keepers of Fond du Lac and Sheboygan also offers safety devices that help to reduce the risk of falls and assure a timely response in the event of an emergency for improved safety when seniors are alone.
Email or call Comfort Keepers of today at (920) 204-6886 to learn more about homecare and eldercare services and our in-home care services in Fond du Lac and Sheboygan.