I think the home visits to clients are advantageous for their mental well-being. It gives them something to look forward to. On occasion, I’ll include one or two other clients at the care home to have coffee and snacks with my client and myself. She’s a quiet, rather shy lady and this helps her to feel more comfortable if I’m there with her while she and I chat to the other clients. She enjoys looking at photos of her family and telling me stories of her life growing up and the early years of her marriage. I think the visits help to keep these memories alive for her. I feel having someone from outside of the world in which the clients live, helps to make them feel like they’re not quite so isolated and are connected more to the outside world. The visits provide the clients with healthy mental stimulation and hopefully makes them feel like they are not forgotten and are appreciated.
Abbotsford Association for Health Aging
Abbotsford Community Hub Centre
108-32883 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, British Columbia, V2S 2A6
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