Our Wellness Program has the goal of enhancing the physical, intellectual, and emotional status of our Clients. Depending on the interest, Our Wellness Program may also address spiritual and vocational well-being. Our Program is adapted to the personal preferences and needs of each individual. We will be creative as we utilize unique ways to enrich the lives of our Clients. We will begin by cultivating a climate of trust, caring and friendship, establishing an environment to inspire and motivate. We set a standard of honesty in our words and actions and treat people with compassion, fairness and respect. We will seek to constantly improve our Wellness Program knowing that when a holistic approach to wellness is taken our clients will live happier, more fulfilled lives. Our goal is to touch each of these components during every visit of our companion to their client’s home.
Staying mobile is crucial for maintaining, among other things, strength, balance, energy and brain health. Your loved one’s abilities will vary, and we will check with their Physician and stay within prescribed guidelines. Everyone has preferences and possibly resistance to increasing their physical activity. Though it may not sound appealing to some, physical activity can be accomplished in creative ways. Tossing a ball or a bean bag, low impact exercise to their favorite songs, short walks around the yard, a stroll in a favorite park and walking in the mall can be enjoyable, strengthening and stimulating exercise.
Intellectual activities boost cognitive function, stimulate the brain, and fuel lifelong learning. Our Caregivers will offer many pleasant activities, board or card games, scrapbooking, doing crafts, reading through a favorite novel together a chapter at a time, listening to and encouraging favorite memories, writing letters to friends and family, listening or singing along to familiar music, possibly a trip to a library or even a museum.
The ability to form interdependent relationships with others based upon mutual commitment, trust, and respect is a critical component of emotional wellness. Our mind and body are connected in a way that they will start affecting each other if one is off. For example, seniors may become depressed and have mood behaviors if their physical health declines. It can be very frustrating for anyone to not be able to do a task that was once easy. Promoting mental stimulation and social interactions is essential to combatting the decline in emotional wellness. Mentally stimulating activities for seniors can be reading or being read to from books, newspapers, magazines. Doing crossword puzzles, or other word games, Sudoku or Trivia. These activities done with their companion adds to the involvement and stimulation. Light hearted conversation, and intentionally engaging in laughter even using a joke book can produce a lighter mood. Making sure the companion has a brought a smile or a chuckle to their client will be a daily goal.
A strong spiritual sense can offer hope, strength, and peace. Seniors might nurture their spiritual selves through, meditation, religious readings, music performances, and more. As the Client seeks out their own spirituality our companions can offer encouragement when requested.
A well person expands their knowledge and skills throughout their life. Each of us recognize personal satisfaction and enrichment in one’s life through work. Productivity is very essential to our wellbeing. There are many ways to bring a sense of productivity to a client, which is a key element of occupational wellness. One principle would be to encourage independence. There are other means such as assisting the client in doing some chores. Making it possible to fold their own clothes as they sit in the easy chair, possibly assist in cooking by peeling, chopping or even stirring and mixing. Each individual will present with different possibilities to enhance their productivity.