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Happy Holidays - Umbrella Home Care
December 10th, 2023

Happy Holidays From Umbrella Home Care!

From our team to you and your loved ones, we want to wish you a happy, healthy holiday season and an abundant new year. As a local Calgary business, we want to thank you for your continued support. We’re honoured to serve our community and be able to provide care in the comfort of our client’s homes.

This time of year is full of merriment and joy but for many who are limited in mobility or suffering from an illness, the holidays can be some of the most challenging times. What once was a time filled with friends, family, gatherings, and parties is now spent isolated at home.

The Importance of Socialization During the Holidays

When we consider the needs of our loved ones who are living with an illness, are elderly, or have mobility issues, we think about their physical states. Families come to us to make sure their loved one is eating well, living comfortably, and staying safe in their homes. They rely on us to resolve mobility constraints and improve their loved one’s quality of life.

One of the most important considerations is their emotional well-being. Being social and staying connected to a community is a significant part of taking care of that.

  • Socialization lowers the risk of dementia: A 2019 study conducted by University College London found that one in three cases of dementia can be prevented. The study found that seniors over 60 who maintained regular contact with friends were 12% less likely to develop dementia than those who socialized only once every few months.
  • Socialization improves cognitive skills: In an article for Psychology Today, Dr. Angela K. Troyer writes, “People who connect with others generally perform better on tests of memory and other cognitive skills.”
  • Socialization improves mental health: Many seniors and those living with illnesses experience extreme cases of depression and anxiety. Regular positive social interactions are key to improving people’s moods and overall psychological health.
  • Socialization promotes a sense of belonging: Loneliness and isolation are some of the most challenging things to go through without support and community. Being involved in a club or group helps promote a sense of belonging and security.

We Look Forward to Serving You in the Coming Year

In the hustle and bustle of the season, it can be easy to lose sight of what’s most important: being with our loved ones. If you have a friend or family member alone at home, we encourage you to reach out and spend some quality time with them. It can make a significant difference in their world!

At Umbrella Home Care, we provide companionship visits as part of our in-home care services. Something as simple as going for a walk together, playing board games, and having a conversation can do wonders for our overall health. We all need human connection.

Whether you’re a current client or you’re looking for in-home care services in Calgary, we look forward to serving you in 2023 and beyond.

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