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Benefits of Volunteering for Your Senior During Boomers Making a Difference Month

August is Boomers Making a Difference Month. This is the ideal time for you as a family caregiver to encourage your aging parent to find ways they can get out into the world around them, and make a difference to others in ways that are meaningful to them. Volunteering can be one of the most beneficial activities your parent can enjoy during their later years. Participating in volunteer opportunities can boost your parent’s mental, emotional, and physical health and well-being as they age.

Senior Care in San Ramon CA: Benefits of Volunteering

Senior Care in San Ramon CA: Benefits of Volunteering

Some of the benefits of volunteering for your aging parent include:

  • Many elderly adults feel as though they are no longer relevant, or that they cannot make a difference to anyone any longer. Volunteering is a powerful way to show them that they are still important, and that they can make an impact.
  • Feeling involved and important to the world around them reduces the risk of experiencing negative consequences such as depression and anxiety that can be detrimental to their quality of life, and their motivation to take care of themselves.
  • Interacting with other volunteers during these activities stimulates your parent’s mind. This type of social interaction is critical to mental and emotional health, and can support better cognitive functioning.
  • Participating in volunteer activities can help your parent get more physical activity. This can protect their physical health, improve their strength, and even decrease chances of serious injuries and illnesses as they keep their body in better condition.
  • Seeing that they are making a difference in the lives of others can help your parent to find greater appreciation and value in themselves. This can increase their motivation to take care of their health and continue to live an involved, invested lifestyle as they age.

 

In your role as your senior’s family caregiver, preserving their quality of life is one of your top priorities. Starting senior care for them can be a meaningful and effective way to help you accomplish this goal. A senior home care services provider is a valuable source of support providing fully customizable services to your aging parent to help them live healthier, stay safer in their own home, and pursue a more fulfilling and independent lifestyle. This can include services within their home such as meal preparation, assistance with housekeeping tasks, and personal care, as well as services outside of their home such as reliable transportation, physical support, and assistance with care needs when they are participating in activities and outings. This encourages your parent to live a more active lifestyle, including finding ways to make a difference in the world around them.

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in San Ramon, CA, contact the caring staff at Provident Home Care. Call today (877) 572-3411.

Robin Conley RN, Owner and CEO

RN, Owner and CEO at Provident Care - Modesto, CA
When my grandmother’s health began to deteriorate... My greatest fear was that something would happen to her when I couldn’t be there. She had become unsteady on her feet, forgot to take her medications when she was supposed to, was not eating meals that fit into her dietary restrictions and often failed to recognize signs that she was getting into trouble. I knew that it was her firm desire to stay in her own home, but the amount of oversight I knew she needed was sometimes overwhelming for me to do alone. This is where my journey started! Providing care to seniors in our community is not just a job for me... It is something that has touched my life personally and something that I am passionate about! I know firsthand the worry and uncertainty caused when someone you love becomes ill or injured and how overwhelming the responsibility of caring for a loved one can be. I also know that finding a compassionate caregiver can often restore health, provide seniors with a renewed sense of control and independence, reduce depression, and relieve family members so they can once again be a caring son or daughter. So if you find yourself or someone you may know, in this situation... Our team of care managers and professional, compassionate caregivers at Provident Care would be honored to help you care for your loved one. Our staff is committed to caring for our clients as if we were caring for a member of our own family.

Robin Conley RN., Owner and CEO of Provident Care Home Care Providing HOME CARE- ASSISTED LIVING PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE