Senior Homecare by Angels Explains Holistic Care for Elderly Adults in Milton, Halton Hills, Georgetown, Mississauga, and Nearby Cities
“Holistic health is about caring for the whole person—providing for your physical, mental, spiritual, and social needs,” according to dignityhealth.org. Our holistic care for elderly adults goes beyond treating one’s physical symptoms. At Senior Homecare by Angels Milton, holistic care is our philosophy. Our Holistic Care Certification Program trains caregivers to provide care that is supportive, soothing, and comforting. It addresses not only physical symptoms, but also the emotional, social, and spiritual wishes of our clients.
Treating the Whole Person
Holistic care for elderly adults is rooted in the philosophy that each aspect of your health—physical, mental, spiritual, social—affects your overall health. Being well or unwell in one area can affect other areas. For example, close friendships can lower blood pressure, reduce stress levels, and improve chances of recovery. Caregivers who take a holistic approach don't just ask about physical symptoms. They ask about your life overall and give the advice to improve your wellness. They may ask:
- Are you socializing?
- Are you exercising?
- Are you bored?
- Do you need help getting to church?
How Can Holistic Care Help My Loved One?
Senior Homecare by Angels Milton’s caregivers are trained to be supportive physically and emotionally. They are comforting and kind in addition to their exceptional caregiver skills. Our caregivers are trained to follow health and safety protocols such as frequent hand washing and wearing gloves. Holistic care for elderly adults addresses an array of needs:
- Physical needs - Recognizing and responding to pain or discomfort; assisting with mobility issues; and providing essential personal home care
- Emotional needs - Adopting a compassionate, dignified approach; supporting seniors who may be suffering from depression, loneliness, stress, or anxiety
- Social needs - Building relationships with our clients and their families; providing companionship and conversation
- Spiritual needs - Restoring hope; helping seniors find meaning and purpose; assisting with access to religious or faith-based support
Holistic Care Is Not Hospice Care
Although the terms holistic and hospice are sometimes used interchangeably, they are quite different. Hospice care is typically defined as care of the terminal or dying person, usually with a life expectancy of six months or less. Holistic care addresses a client’s wide range of needs, regardless of life expectancy.
Learn More About Our Holistic Care Services
To learn more about our certified holistic care for elderly adults in Milton and the surrounding area, contact our agency today. Our staff will be happy to answer your questions and schedule a free, in-home assessment with a care coordinator. To get started click one of the buttons below.
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