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Discover the Benefits of Enrichment Activities for Older Adults

Enrichment activities for older adults help maintain engagement.

Is your aging loved one participating in activities on a routine basis, or is he/she stuck in a rut that commonly consists of watching TV, eating, and sleeping? Specifically during this time of quarantining and social distancing, it can be challenging to maintain an active and involved way of living – but it is vitally important for the health and wellness of older individuals.

At New Horizons In-Home Care, we believe that enhancing senior home care services with enjoyable activities is a key element to ensuring the highest quality of life. New Horizons In-Home Care is one of the top Salem senior care providers, in part because we believe our clients deserve to be honored with activities that are enjoyable and help them remain involved in living life to the fullest each day. This means personalizing activities to complement each person’s distinct interests, hobbies, and ability levels.

Our person-centered care starts out with understanding as much as possible about the older person’s likes, dislikes, goals, hobbies and life history. We get to know the senior through an interview that may also include other family members if desired, and then build a personalized plan of care to include a variety of appropriate enrichment activities.

Just some of the benefits of enrichment activities for older adults include:

  • Lessen boredom and lack of motivation
  • Improve self-confidence and independence
  • Renew or boost purpose and meaning to life
  • Help improve memory
  • Improve physical abilities
  • Foster a sense of wellbeing for older adults struggling with a chronic condition

Effectively boosting seniors’ daily experiences means not just customizing their activities to meet their specific preferences and tastes, but also making certain that their daily routine has some variety. This means that on one day we might concentrate on activities that are designed to boost innovation with a simple but meaningful art project. On the next day, the focus may be on just having fun with a board game or taking a short walk around the neighborhood. Ultimately, our senior home care services will be crafted to help older individuals acquire the highest possible quality of life.

It is also important to utilize some imaginative planning when picking out activities for seniors during a time such as this when it’s safest for seniors to remain at home. Ideas include taking virtual field trips to explore places of interest, making full use of technology like Zoom and Skype to stay in touch with loved ones, or streaming a live concert for a specific genre of music and dancing, singing, or tapping toes together. Our care professionals are always here for you to help spark creative ideas!

At New Horizons In-Home Care, enhancing older adults’ daily lives and optimizing their independence are fundamental components of our mission. Our home care services are developed not only to help with seniors’ physical needs, but to enhance their everyday experiences as well. Contact us any time at 503-400-3000 to learn more about our expert home care in Salem and the surrounding areas.

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J. M. May 4, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
The people I've worked with have been so straightforward and honest. They really care about how it's going. The caregiver is very understanding, knowledgeable. He can see ahead and makes some suggestions. I can leave if I need without the least bit of worry. He is really proactive, I know he cares and trust him impeccably.

Pamela V. April 9, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
I like how nice the caregivers are. The office staff is prompt on getting somebody out here when it is needed and the caregivers make me feel better than what I am. They are willing to do anything I ask of them.

Barbara W. February 2, 2020

Corvallis, Or Client
We are happy to have them because they do well. They come when they are supposed to and do what they are supposed to. They do things that we didn't know we needed. They assess the situation well and plan for the right care. They are very dependable and thorough and are very friendly and helpful. We're very satisfied.

Candice S. April 1, 2020

Salem, Or Client
They are very helpful and on time with things. They do what they say they are going to do. They will talk to me and help me when needed. I don't have to wait forever to pick up my calls and they are quick to get back to me. It has been positive.

Sharon R. April 01, 2020

Salem, Or Client
The caregivers will do anything that we ask of them. They have been very convenient. and are able to be here and do things for us that we cannot do.

O.H. February 14, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
The caregiver they sent me is awesome. People in the office staff are friendly and they know what they are talking about. The case manager, is a wonderful person and she knows her job. If I need something, all I have to do is call them.

Mary B. April 01, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
It has taken a great load off of our shoulders, especially mine. It has helped my health as well and gives my husband some social time. They are really good at scheduling around our schedule and are matched very well to his needs. We always recommend them to others who need care.

Denise B. March 02, 2020

Salem, Or Client
My caregiver is wonderful. I wish I could have more time. They do so much for me that I can't do for myself. They spend a few minutes to talk with me and be social. They are very open, caring, patient, outgoing, understanding, and kind people. If I need help with anything they will always help me. They are so helpful. I don't know what I'd do without their services.

Gail P. February 13, 2020

Florence Or,
The office staff found the right person for us. They check in regularly. What we need is someone who could do the cleaning and we have that. I like the fact that they have provided the kind of assistance that we needed. The caregiver we have is excellent.

Barbara N. February 12, 2020

Eugene, Or Client
They are courteous, respectful, and serve good food, and do everything we ask. They did all of their duties and everything was done in a timely manner. They were very helpful.
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