Online Buzz: Benefits of Art Therapy
"Getting older is not easy for some people," says Joy Potter, a caregiver with Right at Home Ocean County, New Jersey and recipient of Right at Home, LLC's 2016 Northeast Region Caregiver of the Year award. Says Potter, "Many of them have trouble accepting help and feel like being homebound or having limited mobility is equivalent to dying. But making caregiving fun through different arts and crafts projects or activities brings happiness into their lives and gives them something to look forward to."
"The benefits of art therapy for elderly folks are extensive," confirms Erika Ackerman, owner of Right at Home Hackettstown, New Jersey. "Art can provide them with creative expression and critical thinking skills, concrete goals to work toward each week, and a sense of fulfillment upon completion of a project."
|To learn how Right at Home caregivers are using art to promote the well-being of senior clients, visit the Right at Home blog.|