When you can hear the smile in a loved one’s voice, even over the phone, it’s a comforting and uplifting feeling. Everyone can use more reasons to smile, particularly older adults who shy away from group activities or are unable to spend the amount of time they’d like with family and friends.
So Generations Home Healthcare is helping spread a little extra sunshine and joy wherever seniors call home!
What is Generations Home Healthcare’s Sunshine Program?
Our Sunshine Program helps family caregivers ensure that their loved ones stay engaged and happy while aging in place at home (in a facility or private residence) by providing affordable, one hour visits aimed at encouraging conversation and activity.
What are the Benefits?
Whether it’s a friend to share a meal with or someone to take a walk with, little moments can brighten anyone’s day. These moments can also:
- Alleviate loneliness
- Improve appetite
- Increase cognitive function
- Improve healing time
- Increase physical health
The Sunshine Program begins with an in-depth interview with the client and members of his or her family support system where we get to know the client’s likes, dislikes, hobbies, favorite activities, social interests, and general personality better. We then match each client with a companion who best matches his or her personality and interests, to ensure that everyone has a positive and pleasant experience.
From there, our specially trained companions can bring light into your loved one’s life in a number of ways, including:
- Taking walks
- Reading together
- Sharing a meal
- Playing music and maybe dancing!
- Playing games and puzzles
- Providing a companion for social activities
- Engaging in memory stimulating activities and games