Losing mental capacity is what many older people fear most. To help keep minds active LifeCarers will engage with a person in a variety of activities such as reminiscing about their life or listening to their personal stories.
Activities such as these can help detect and delay the onset of dementia, reduce anxiety and ward off depression.
How we can help
Physical activity can help keep the body strong, the mind active and provide a boost to self-confidence.
This is why LifeCarers encourage clients to stay as active as possible within the limits of their physical ability and provide support by accompanying them on a walk to their local shops or to visit a friend.
Enjoying social activities such as these can help a person stay connected to the community in which they live and are a proven way of avoiding loneliness and isolation.
Older people often say that they can no longer do things they used to love, because they think they are unable to do them independently. LifeCarers are trained to encourage clients to continue pursuing their hobbies and interests. Whether it is a love of baking, sewing or just sitting and chatting a LifeCarer is on hand to do whatever it takes to preserve a person’s social inclusion, dignity and well-being.
Loneliness can have a significant impact on our mental and physical health and can lead to anxiety and depression. Over half (51%) of people over 75 live alone in the UK. Relatives are often concerned and may feel that they are not able to spend as much time as they would like with their parents.
How we can help
Enjoying social activities can help a person stay connected to the community in which they live and are a proven way of avoiding loneliness and isolation.
Your Lifecarer offers companionship, someone to talk with or escort you on a trip out. A trusted person who keeps an eye on your safety and helps you stay in touch with your family. Your Lifecarer can also support you with: Visits to clubs and events • Doctors appointments • Tidying • Cleaning • Shopping • Trips out • Collecting pensions & prescriptions • Preparing meals • Medication reminders • Mobility • Washing & dressing • Toilet & incontinence care • and other items you would like help with
Your trained LifeCarer visits to help with practical things like housework or shopping.