How Seniors Benefit from Community, Connection, and Caregiving
As we age and encounter illness or physical difficulties, many of us require support to continue our daily activities and maintain independence. In general, people are most comfortable when they’re at home, and this rings true even more for seniors and people with disabilities, especially when it comes to long-term care. Home care services enable people to receive the care they need within the comfort of their homes, providing care in a way that maintains dignity, individuality, and respect.
It is important to receive services from a reputable home care agency, one that takes a holistic approach by focusing on the specific needs of each individual. A reputable home care agency also understands that care extends beyond the home and into the community and will work to ensure that connection to an individual’s community is nurtured and maintained.
Caregivers, too, gain benefits from working for a reputable home care agency. An agency like Alegre Home Care tries to find the best fit possible when pairing caregivers with clients, which takes things like schedules into consideration. By finding the best fit between caregiver and client, both the people providing care and the people receiving care can better achieve a sense of fulfillment.
Alegre Home Care is a highly reputable home care agency that provides experienced and compatible caregivers that follow a care plan designed with each client in mind. Locally owned and operated and with over 20 years of experience, the caregivers at Alegre Home Care understand the importance of community and connection. This is why Alegre Home Care is actively involved in community events throughout the year.
For example, every autumn Alegre Home Care participates as an exhibitor in the Marin Senior Fair. This event offers free transportation and free admission, for a day filled with hundreds of vendors, activities, information, services, and entertainment specifically tailored to retirees, seniors, their families, and home caregivers. The Marin Senior Fair is the largest event of its kind in Northern California, and is a fun way for seniors and home caregivers to connect in person with members of their communities.
If you would like to attend, the 2019 Marin Senior Fair is on Wednesday, October 23 from 9:00am to 3:00pm and is located at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall. Come by the Alegre Home Care booth, meet some of our friendly home caregivers and staff, and say hello! You can find more information here.
This is just one example of the many types of events Alegre Home Care participates in. Home caregivers also collaborate with the individuals in their care in order to attend events and community activities that are beneficial to those individuals. This may include helping clients host family and friends gatherings, attending exercise classes for seniors, or venturing out into local fairs and celebrations.
Loneliness is one of the biggest health factors to people over 65, and even more so as people age further into their senior years. Community, connection, and caregiving help reduce the risks of loneliness and improve overall health. If you are a senior or person with disabilities, or if you have a loved one who needs care, please reach out to Alegre Home Care with any questions or to hire one of our experienced home caregivers.