Obtaining Better Elderly Home Care with Comfort Keepers Interactive Caregiving in Owensboro, KY
Learn about Interactive CaregivingTM, our trademarked method of home elderly care.
The main goal of any elderly home care service provider is to improve the quality of life of seniors who are living at home. Contrary to popular belief, supported by most home elderly care companies, the physical support portion of caring for an individual is not the only important thing that they require. If you do not take into account the care needed to tend to the social and emotional components of their lives, it can have drastic negative effects on your loved one. While many support services are nice, they will not seem to matter if the resident is feeling isolated, lonely, and depressed.
The primary goal of any senior care service should be to improve a senior's quality of life. Contrary to the methodologies utilized by many senior care companies, researchers have repeatedly verified that physical supports are essential to the well-being of an individual who needs them, but the overall impact on a person's life will be significantly reduced or even negated without the social and emotional components of their life being addressed. In other words, a senior who is lonely may be thankful that the laundry is done or even be appreciative for bathing support, but if these services are provided without care, compassion, and personal interaction, then they will not address the real needs of this individual.
How Interactive Caregiving Impacts Senior Care
Interactive Caregiving is Comfort Keepers trademarked model of senior care. It was designed to improve a senior's quality of life while maximizing their independence, self-esteem, and dignity. Interactive Caregiving takes the focus off physical tasks and places it on the senior receiving those supports. By developing a personal relationship with the senior and drawing them into their own care through meaningful social, emotional, and cognitive interaction, caregivers not only address the daily physical challenges a senior may face, but they impact the whole senior as well.
No two seniors are the same, and Interactive Caregiving ensures that no two individuals receive the same, cookie cutter like, type of care. Each resident has their own personalized home elderly care plan that will address their specific and individual needs in a way that is meaningful to them. Caregivers take the time to learn about a senior's likes, dislikes, passions, and ways that they like things done. After all, having somebody help you fold your clothes or wash the dishes only to have them folded or washed in a way that you do not like does not reduce stress, it increases it. Further, if the senior feels they need to go back and refold all the clothes or rewash the dishes to do it "right", the support did not truly help the senior with their physical task either. The same philosophy applies to topics of conversation, games, activities, and overall interactions.
Interactive caregiving does more than just everyday tasks, it addresses the interpersonal components of a senior’s life. These are the things that will make seniors smile, laugh, and be filled with joy. These are things that our caregivers incorporate into every task they deliver on. For more information about how Comfort Keepers Interactive Caregiving model can enhance your senior loved one's life, improve their freedom and independence, and improve their overall well-being, contact a senior care coordinator today.