How Caremark can help
When we draw up care plans with our clients, we always try to incorporate some elements of socialising. These are catered to you or your loved one and sometimes involve gradual steps towards a goal of becoming more socially engaged – especially if this is quite far removed from the current lifestyle or situation.
We’ll find activities to suit you or your loved ones’s needs
Our care assistants totally understand how daunting joining a new activity or club can be – especially if you or your loved one hasn’t socialised for a while. Physical disabilities, illness or mobility issues might even make socialising seem almost impossible. But we are here to help you or your friend or relative take small steps to start rebuilding your/their social life. We’ll help you or your family member or friend to focus on activities you enjoy, going through what might suit your/their personality, considering physical abilities and needs, too.
We’ll do the research
Perhaps you or your loved one would like to try something new but have no idea how to get started. We can chat about what might be suitable and find out what the options are in your local area, before helping to complete any paperwork, if needed.
We’ll help you find the confidence
It’s totally understandable if you or your loved one feel nervous about socialising. Our care assistants can go with you or your family member to help you get started at a new club or just have a friendly face to go inside with. We’ll provide the boost of confidence you/they need to get started with something new.
And we’ll help you or your loved one get there, even if mobility is a problem
If you or your loved one has problems with mobility, we’ll try to find a solution. We’ll help organise transportation and can even go with you/them to carry mobility aids or provide an arm to lean on, should you or your loved one need it. If going out is too tricky we can help to organise for friends or relatives to visit and we can also help enhance your/their social life (or assist with keeping up with people who can’t easily visit) through online messaging applications. Bringing a little of the outside world into your/their life can make a big difference.
Social interaction can make all the difference, and when someone has reduced mobility or other disabilities it becomes even more important.
A member of our friendly team will be happy to give you further details about Caremark’s social activities service and how we can help you or your loved one. Please click to find the contact details for your local office
To read more about how we can help with social activities, visit our Social Activities Guide