Interactive Caregiving - a Better Form of Senior Care in Granger, IN
Learn about our trademarked method of senior care, called interactive caregiving.
We know that you have many choices when it comes to senior care. The difference between quality providers and those who are not can be found first in their primary mission statement and focus. Most senior care providers will want you to know about their ability to provide numerous daily living accommodations, extensive range of supports and services, and any areas of senior care in which they specialize. Comfort Keepers knows that while these are important aspects of senior care, our primary goal and ultimate focus is on maintaining a senior’s quality of life. We accomplish this goal by providing our trademarked approach to senior care we call “Interactive Caregiving”/
Those who require assistance to remain independent and living at home need much more than physical help. Often times, seniors require social, emotional, and cognitive care. For many seniors, the companionship that a caregiver provides is even more important than the task or support they helped accomplish.
Our Interactive Caregiving model provides the type of care that puts a senior at the heart of each task or chore. Before completing each task they’ve been asked to assist with, our caregivers ask why the task is important, how it impacts the senior, and how the senior wants the task to be accomplished. By learning about the senior on an individual level and discovering what their preferences and emotions, caregivers can engage seniors in more meaningful discussions and interact with them on emotional, intellectual, and social levels.
With Interactive Caregiving, the focus is on the senior by default, it is not on the caregiver. It does not benefit the senior if a caregiver talks predominately about themselves, their complaints, and their likes, or performs tasks in manners that they themselves prefer. Our caregivers establish a relationship with our seniors, rather than taking over a conversation or using caregiving time as a soapbox for their personal lives.
We apply this same idea to other forms of interaction. What does the senior like to do for fun? Do they like to walk, play cards, scrapbook, talk about their grandchildren, work in their garden? When the caregiver taps into a senior's personal passions and makes their time meaningful, the level of care is elevated exponentially.
In the end, when the focus is placed first and foremost on the senior, and caregivers take the time to listen, learn, and provide care with a genuine desire to better the senior's quality of life, everybody wins. This is the goal of the Interactive Caregiving model. This is the goal of Comfort Keepers.