Home Care In Grand Rapids, MI Can Help Keep Seniors Connected with Grandchildren

Senior citizens who receive home care assistance from home care companions can easily stay connected with their family members, especially their grandchildren. In this day and age, the younger generation tends to stay connected with the use of social networking, e-mails, instant messages, and other innovative methods that were not always around several decades ago, especially when senior citizens were in their teenage years. While there are many benefits to receiving assistance in the home from a home care companion, one of the primary benefits is the fact that the companion is able to help the senior with things that they may not have normally been able to do.

A companion can help to write all sorts of notes and messages for the senior citizen.

These messages can be sent to the grandchildren or to other family members via e-mail or any other method. There are many senior citizens who are not nearly as tech-savvy as the younger generation, and that is where the companion comes in handy. The companion can provide the necessary assistance while showing seniors how to use the computer to write message, which will ultimately help them to stay connected with their family members, especially the ones that live further away.

Having a companion to help with these different tasks can truly benefit a senior who would not be able to do these things on his or her own.

There are many seniors who are now becoming more familiar with using the computer, along with using the internet. The companion can teach the senior new things on the computer and the internet throughout each week. They can be taught how to send e-mail messages, how to use instant messaging, and even how to use different social networking website. There are some seniors who have even gone as far as to create their own social networking profile on popular social networking websites, including Facebook and Twitter.

Part of the reason that many of these seniors have been able to create profiles on social media to stay connected with their family and friends, is all because of the help and assistance of their home companion.

If you or someone you know needs help with home care in Grand Rapids, MI contact the caregivers at Gauthier Family Home Care. We provide quality and affordable home care for many disabled and elderly loved ones in our community. Call us at (616) 258-2300 for more information.

About Dan Gauthier

Dan Gauthier has a long and successful business pedigree. He spent his college years working in the restaurant business and worked in various executive management positions at Universal Forest Products, Inc. over a span of 17 years, and Therm Technology / Family Safety Products for 12 years.

When the recession hit in 2008 Dan was “downsized” from UFP and spent a few years consulting for local companies Amway and Cascade Engineering. During this period Dan’s in-laws were experiencing catastrophic health problems and it required Dan’s wife Marion to focus full time on caregiving for her mother. Marion enlisted help from a local home care agency and it did not go well. This experience led to the creation of Gauthier Family Home Care, a home care agency that is uniquely holistic and family centric. Dan now works full time running GFHC.