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Making Sure Your Senior Loved One Enjoys His/Her Day Care
Benefits of Quality Senior Day Care:
- A caring/loving environment which helps seniors achieve high level of Physical, Mental and Social wellbeing
- Trained and Highly Skilled caregivers who absolutely Love what they do
- Our Patrons can’t wait to get here since we ‘treat them like family’ and they feel loved and welcome at ALL times
- FREE Home Pickup and Home Drop off (for seniors living in select areas in Nassau County, Long Island)
Premier Social Adult Day Services helps seniors achieve a high level of physical, mental, psychological and social wellbeing. Premier Social Adult Day Services provide stimulating physical, cultural and social activities. These activities are intended to enhance the participant’s feeling that they are part of a larger dependable and stable community to improve their physical and mental health. Isolation is a common issue among older adults today, whether or not they live alone. A research study by the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago states that lonely individuals may be twice as likely to develop the type of dementia linked to Alzheimer’s disease in late life as those who are not lonely. Thus, socialization is a critical need for senior citizens. However, even though this need has been sufficiently documented and recognized, adequate measures are not always taken to remedy it. Both individuals in assisted living and those in independent living situations face their own set of challenges in going out to socialize.
The benefits of being socially active are endless. Being around other people, especially if you’re doing something fun or rewarding, helps us keep a positive outlook on life and a healthy mental state. Loneliness can easily turn to feelings of worthlessness and despair. On the other hand, socialization can have the opposite effect – helping older adults feel loved and needed as their lives are affirmed by the activities they do and by those with whom they interact.
The more seniors socialize or participate in activities with others, the more they benefit by feeling like they contribute to their community. Any kind of positive interaction with friends, family or neighbors can help us feel confident in ourselves and our abilities. Having somewhere to go, something meaningful to do or people to see helps us get out of bed, excited to face the day. When we cultivate strong relationships with others, we gain a sense of fulfillment, and spending quality time with those we love reminds us why life is worthwhile.
Socializing promotes an active lifestyle and better nutritional intake. Seniors who are socially isolated are more likely to skip meals, whereas socially active seniors are more likely to share meals with friends and family.