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Staying active and engaged in life is important for everyone. However making that happen as age, illness, and disability present themselves can be a serious challenge.

Staying active offers huge benefits both mentally and physically for seniors. It might seem like everyone in San Francisco “knows this,” given how busy parks are in Golden Gate Park, and down the Peninsula … the trails around the Bay are in Menlo Park, or the hills to the back of Stanford University can be on a nice Spring day. However, not all Seniors may be as active as they should be. Keeping busy helps to ward off depression, to keep the physical body functioning more effectively, and to help support mental function.

That’s where home care from NuevaCare can help.

What are companion care activities for San Francisco residents?

San Francisco Caregiver and Senior CareThere are so many possibilities for helping your loved one to participate in activities through companion care from NuevaCare! Whatever their interests might be, and whatever kinds of activities they might enjoy, we can help.

Here are a few examples of at home activities that our professional caregivers can assist seniors and others needing home care with.

  • Listening to music
  • Scrapbooking
  • Calling family members and friends
  • Sending letters
  • Playing games
  • Exercise and stretching
  • Light gardening
  • MnemeTherapy
  • Cooking favorite dishes
  • Crafting

These are just a few of the at home activities that our in home caregivers can help your loved one to participate with. Most every kind of activity that your loved one might enjoy can be made possible with the help of our trained staff.

It’s important to realize that activities for seniors and those with disabilities aren’t limited to those that can be completed at home. If your loved one is well enough to leave home, there are many more possibilities!

  • Shopping centers – from Stanford Shopping Mall to Valley Fair, and all other malls in between.
  • Local parks – we’re lucky to have many wonderful local parks including the San Francisco Bay Area Wildlife Refuge at the foot of the Dumbarton Bridge.
  • Museums – Palo Alto’s Cantor Art Center comes to mind.
  • Religious gatherings
  • Recreation centers
  • Public gatherings
  • Libraries – including, but not limited to the San Mateo Public Library System.
  • Visiting family and friends

Again, these are just some examples of the things that the trained caregivers at NuevaCare can help your loved one with. We’re here to help create an enriching and stimulating environment that helps those with limitations to feel comfortable and safe within.

A helping hand of support

Sometimes all someone needs is a little support and encouragement in order to participate in enriching activities. That support can come in the form of an in-home caregiver who can facilitate activities to help bring fulfillment to daily life for your loved one.

Some common issues that can limit the ability of individuals to do the activities that they want to do might include:

  • Mobility limitations
  • Inability to drive
  • Cognitive concerns
  • Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
  • Safety concerns
  • And more

These are all issues that the professional caregivers at NuevaCare can assist with, helping your loved one to maintain a level of activity that will allow them to continue to participate in activities.

Senior care and disability care mean more than just helping your loved one to perform daily living tasks, it’s about improving the quality of life that they experience. At NuevaCare we believe in a social and whole person model of personal care, founded on the idea that life doesn’t have to be limited for your loved ones as they age.

Our interactive model of care ensures that your loved one can still take part in activities that they enjoy, leading them to live happier and healthier lives.

To learn more about how NuevaCare can support your loved one in the quest to stay active, simply give us a call at 415-494-8175, chat live with one of our representatives right now, or submit the form to the right. A highly trained professional from our office will contact you immediately to discuss your specific needs and to set up an free in home assessment.

San Francisco Factoid

Since 2003, our organization (first as the Neighborhood Parks Council and now as the San Francisco Parks Alliance) has led San Francisco’s efforts to create a “green” corridor for recreation, art and nature discovery along the Southeast shore of the City. Dubbed the Blue Greenway, this 13-mile corridor will connect China Basin in the north to Candlestick Point State Recreation Area in the south. Upon completion, it will provide an important complement to Crissy Field on the northern waterfront, and move San Francisco closer to its goal of open access to all of its waterfront lands.While the Blue Greenway will eventually attract visitors from all over the world to its stunning vistas and jewel parks along the shoreline, it will more importantly provide much-needed recreation and open spaces for residents of neighborhoods located along the southern waterfront of San Francisco. – Source: http://www.sfparksalliance.org/our-work/blue-greenway/history#sthash.4CUyTMOM.dpuf

Updated: 6/20/2017

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