The Elderly Stay Sharp at Sally's Residential Care Home

The activities and social climate at Sally's Residential Care Home enable seniors to exercise their brain power

Jan 14, 2013, 16:13 ET from Sally's Residential Care Home

CAMARILLO, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the greatest worries of those with elderly parents is that, without any warning, their mothers and fathers could begin to lose their mental faculties. It could begin with the senior forgetting to make phone calls or pay bills, with this absent-mindedness extending to crucial daily responsibilities such as taking medications. Initially, the son or daughter may notice that the parent projects a general disinterest. While it is difficult to observe the parent retreating from activities and relationships, the primary concern is that this malaise could morph into a more serious condition.

Changing the senior's environment could be the first step in staving off depression and serious degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia. At Sally's Residential Care Home in serene Camarillo, California, the owners and staff provide for the elderly person's complete health and wholeness. While the Camarillo nursing home assists the elderly with everyday tasks, another central objective is to mentally engage the resident. Family members of all ages may wonder, what is a nursing home and, ultimately, what should be provided at a care home? Superior care homes don't just provide basic healthcare services to seniors. They offer comprehensive care plans and a full calendar of stimulating activities for residents. Such is the case at Sally's Residential Care Home.

The care home founders, Sally and Kayhan Mojabi, have over 30 years of experience in nursing and geriatric care and know the difference between entertaining and engaging the senior. Regular movie nights at the assisted living in Camarillo amuse lodgers, but the interactive games and classes offered require the senior to employ critical thinking skills and creativity. Bingo is not only an enjoyable pastime for many seniors; it helps the elderly improve their concentration by tracking with the fast-moving game, while the prospect of winning stimulates the resident. Bridge and other card games engage the elderly in a similar way, fostering opportunities to bond with fellow residents. Sally's Residential Care Home believes that people of all ages should be able to further their education and develop additional skills. For this purpose, arts & crafts classes and music sessions are held throughout the month, while guest speakers regularly visit the care home. Daily walks and light exercise help maintain an agile mind.

In order to promote mental health, the pleasant staff not only cares for, but cultivates friendships with the residents. Team members encourage the elderly to share their past experiences, as recalling memories allows the older person to maintain a sense of self and feel connected to others. On a greater level, the resident takes on the role of educator through imparting to a younger generation what he or she has learned along the way. Sally's Residential Care Home invites families to take part in games and activities with their loved ones. Ultimately, there is no better way to preserve a senior's healthy activity level than a daytrip to the zoo, Ventura Harbor, or other fun location close to Sally's Residential Care Home.

The assisted living community looks forward to providing residents with many opportunities for self-enrichment in 2013. To learn more about the comprehensive services offered to seniors at Sally's Residential Care Home, visit or call 805.701.1246 to schedule a visit.

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