Engagement - Enjoyment - Entertainment- Enrichment
Meriatrics services provide for the social engagement and enjoyment of older adults through individualized visitation, companionship and activity. We also offer group entertainment and enrichment programming for older adult communities, residences and facilities.
Our business is shaped by the growing body of evidence, including that of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), which indicates that social engagement, activity and enjoyment influence better health outcomes, brain function and cognitive resilience.
Loneliness and isolation are now recognized to be health risks. According to AARP, nearly 1 in 5 older adults is socially isolated, usually due to imposed life changes rather than by choice. Would you believe it's as bad as smoking 15 cigarettes a day?
Human connection and social engagement are fundamental human needs. For those with limited access, life often feels empty and sad. Social support, delivered directly to those in need, can mean living life in full color vs. black-and-white.
"The social needs of older adults often fall through the cracks of traditional care models. Most services focus primarily on personal care, in-home help, and routine daily functions. Little time is devoted to meaningful social-emotional support, which is crucial to health, cognition and quality of life. New interventions are needed and Meriatrics is answering the call." Founder
Client Focused & Driven
Our individual services focus exclusively on client interaction and activity. Our clients receive 100% of our time and attention. To that end, our services supplement:
Independent living situations, by reducing isolation and increasing opportunities for social engagement.
In-home assistance services, by ensuring quality one-on-one social support often lacking due to multiple combined services .
Residential care programs, by expanding resident visitation beyond group activity programs conducted in facilities.
Meri Life For Quality of Life
Our services extend to improving quality of life for ALL -- not just our older adult clients, but also their family and friends (who may lack time, ability and/or proximity to provide social support), and caregivers (who may need non-clinical respite options).