Socialising with and meeting other people can have a significantly positive effect on the contentment of someone being cared for at home on a long-term basis. For those undergoing a short rehabilitation period, getting out and about, or at least having visitors to call, can greatly speed the recovery time. The benefits of human interaction to the recovery process and to the general health and happiness of those requiring care at home should not be underestimated, which is why we try to incorporate an element of socialising in all of the care plans we create for our clients.
Although each individual client we work with has unique needs, and the variety of physical abilities we come across may differ greatly, we find that everyone benefits from occasional (and preferably regular) socialising. A planned social event provides something to look forward to, enjoy at the time and then look back on and reflect on. It can provide a real boost to confidence and outlook.
If a client is wheelchair-bound, this will not be a barrier to Freedom Care Care, we have a number of solutions and activities to incorporate to ensure an active and enjoyable social life. We can even provide a social activities programme to someone who is permanently bedridden. We firmly believe that receiving regular visitors at home from time-to-time is crucial in bringing a little of the outside world into their life – in fact, they probably need social interaction more than anyone else does, and we can provide it.
We help our customers to enjoy a wide variety of social activities, which include:
- Organising days out, such as meeting friends and family
- Regular weekly visits to the local pub, or a social club
- Visits to watch the action at the local cricket or bowls club
- Shopping trips
- Visits to the hairdresser, nail bar or chiropodist, for some deserved pampering
- A trip to the library, to choose some books or CDs to take home
- Meeting friends at a café for tea and cake
- A visit to the cinema or theatre
This is just an indicative list of some of the social activities Freedom Care can arrange, the possibilities are endless. If your loved one has a particular destination in mind, or specific interests, just let us know and we will make the necessary arrangements that will enable them to attend and live as full a life as possible.