Staying Connected Online

by | Jan 15, 2024

Maintaining a sense of community and connection to loved ones is incredibly important for all of us, especially older adults requiring home care. With the rise of technology and internet accessibility, there are more ways than ever for seniors to stay engaged and involved, even if their family lives far away or mobility becomes limited. At Parkwood Homecare, we recognize how vital social bonds are for one’s health and happiness. We actively promote and facilitate online connections for our seniors and their families to ensure the best possible companion care.

 

Technology now allows seniors to bridge geographical divides and participate in family events or discussions unfolding in real-time. Video chat platforms enable face-to-face conversations, so grandparents can join in with grandkids opening birthday gifts hundreds of miles away. Group text chats allow multiple loved ones to exchange quick updates, photos, and videos. If vision or hearing is declining, voice messages or transcripts can recap what others shared. As physical travel gets harder with age, these digital tools provide heartwarming moments of joy and togetherness.

 

Social Networking

Beyond family connections, seniors can also cultivate community ties and friendships online with supervision and protection. Social sites centered around shared interests – whether that’s books, sports, movies, or puzzles – make it easy to regularly interact with like-minded peers. Through comments and posts, you can offer encouragement, swap stories, or simply see familiar names and know you’re not alone. For those with mobility limitations or without easy transportation, the Internet provides a vibrant gathering place to exchange ideas. When in-person meetups aren’t feasible, video calls enable book clubs, support groups, game nights, or ministry meetings to carry on virtually for adults needing senior home care.

 

Dedicated Assistance

At Parkwood Homecare, our staff actively assists our seniors in leveraging technology to nurture the bonds most meaningful to them. We help set up video calls or email accounts on computers, tablets, or smartphones. For those less tech-savvy, we provide encouragement and support – even dialing into a family video chat or typing out texts as our seniors dictate messages. We know that staying engaged, continuing lifelong hobbies and conversations, and feeling connected to loved ones near and far is invaluable. Our seniors have so much wisdom to offer, and so do those who care about them in return. These online platforms provide incredible opportunities to share in both directions, and we are committed to supporting this communication.

 

Specialized Halifax Senior Services

At Parkwood Homecare, we understand the importance of personalized companion care, respecting each senior’s preferences and capabilities. If someone finds technology overwhelming or prefers conversing the old-fashioned way, we provide letters or simple phone calls with loved ones instead. Our priority is supporting our senior’s personal wishes every step of the way – whether that involves digital connections or other fulfilling activities meaningful to them.

Maintaining community ties and relationships can take many forms. As an independently owned Halifax home care agency, we meet seniors where they are, encourage what brings them joy, and do everything possible to enrich the mind, body, and spirit. This guiding commitment empowers our seniors to stay engaged with life and loved ones, no matter their physical abilities or limitations. Contact us today to access the quality senior home care and connection you deserve.

Lorna MacMillan

Lorna MacMillan, President & Founder

Lorna MacMillan is the President and Founder of Parkwood Home Care. Lorna is a thought leader in the areas of Adult Ageing, Psychology and Adult Education . Through years of experience with seniors, individuals disabilities and a strong passion for helping others, Lorna was able to create Parkwood Home Care into the care service it is today.