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Elderly Care Focus: Mental Stimulation

As a family caregiver you will need to make a wide variety of important decisions for your senior parent as they age in place. One of the most impactful is whether you should start home care for them. Having an in-home senior care services provider as an important element of your care routine with them can make a tremendous difference in their health and well-being, and in their quality of life throughout their later years. The highly customized nature of the care provided by one of these professionals means that your parent will have access to the specific type of care and personalized services that are right for them and their needs. For those who are dealing with cognitive functioning decline or who feel that they are at risk for such decline, a service that could be particularly beneficial is mental stimulation.

Elderly Care in Monroe NJ: Mental Stimulation

Elderly Care in Monroe NJ: Mental Stimulation

Mental stimulation is about keeping the brain active and engaged, which encourages it to stay sharp and responsive. The brain operates much like the muscles in the body. If it is not activated and utilized regularly, it begins to weaken and will not be able to function as effectively. This means that if your parent does not utilize their brain regularly, they are much higher risk of cognitive functioning decline including memory loss, slowed reaction time, difficulty making decisions, and diminished judgement. Regularly stimulating your parent’s mind through a variety of activities and methods is a way that an elderly care provider can help them to maintain a stronger, sharper mind, ward off decline, and encourage better health and well-being as they age.

This mental stimulation can be anything from playing games and using focused stimulation techniques such as flash cards, to enjoying active conversations, to learning new things together. This will not only be beneficial for your parent’s mind, but it will so be fun and engaging for a boost in their quality of life.

Elderly care can be a wonderful way to help your parent enjoy the highest quality of life they can throughout their later years. An elderly home care services provider can be with your parent on the schedule that is customized not only addressed to their needs but also to the level of care that you provide to them on a regular basis. This means that they have consistent access to care, support, and assistance that is personalized specifically to them, their individual needs, beliefs, opinions, and goals.  Through these highly personalized services, the elderly care provider can help your parent to maintain better health and well-being, keep their mind active, and encourage as much independence as possible. Not only will this help them to live a more fulfilling and beneficial lifestyle, but it will also help to ease your stress and allow you to focus on other elements of your life.

If you or an aging loved one are considering hiring elderly care in Monroe, NJ or the surrounding areas, please call Independence Home Care today at 609-208-1111 for more information

Teresa Sajkowski RN BSN CHPN

Trust Owners Teresa & Vincent Sajkowski with all of your home care needs. Independence Home Care was founded in 2010 by Teresa, Vincent and their family who have a combined total of over 75 years of professional Home Care experience. Together we have created Independence Home Care to improve Home Health Care and to allow our clients to remain Independent in the privacy and comfort of their own home.

With the owners of the company directly involved in the care for our clients, we provide a more compassionate hands-on-approach. We pride ourselves on hard work, honesty, and communication. Independence Home Care is truly unique in the services we provide when compared to other franchised and big business organizations.
Independence Home Care is one of New Jersey’s largest non-franchised, family owned home care agency.

We promote health and independence for all our clients while offering support and respite for their loved ones. We understand the need for independence and importance of meeting this basic need. Our caregiver’s can provide you with the quality of life you deserve.

We not only provide you with a carefully selected caregiver to match you or your loved one, we also continue to be involved and provide specific additional care without any extra costs, such as Registered Nurse Case Supervision, 24-hour On-Call, and Specialized Alzheimer and Dementia training and much, much more.

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