Meriatrics provides companionship and activity services for older adults, including those in residential, medical or rehabilitative care. We also offer group entertainment options for nursing homes, assisted living residences, hospitals and senior organizations.
Direct services temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus.)
Our business model is shaped by the growing body of evidence that highlights the importance of bridging the gap between health/medical care and social/emotional care, for improved outcomes and quality of life. Customized to individual interests, our services focus on four core components for inspiring a sense of joy, well-being and zest for life:
Curiosity & Learning
In light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis, we have temporarily suspended services. We continue to monitor the crisis and urge others to do the same. Visit CDC & WHO for updates. Stay informed to keep yourself and those you love safe and healthy. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to resuming direct services when it is safe to do so.
Visit our "Covid Connections" page for virtual promos, music, informative content and helpful support.
We would also like to express our appreciation and admiration for the myriad medical professionals, caregivers, support personnel, volunteers and family/friends, who are caring for, assisting with or administering to the needs of older adults and those most vulnerable during this pandemic. We salute their courage, dedication and heroism!
From Geriatrics to Meriatrics ...
Traditional geriatric (and medical) models of care focus primarily on physical, medical and personal care needs.
But, social, emotional and/or spiritual needs are now known to be just as critical for better health, positive aging and a general sense of well-being.
Connecting socially, having fun and learning new things are not only vital -- they make life worth living.
Meriatrics adds technicolor to life!
IMPACTS OF LONELINESS & ISOLATION ON HEALTH
Loneliness, social isolation and limited cognitive stimulation come at great risk to one's health.
BENEFITS OF ACTIVITY & PLAYFULNESS
Research also suggests that play and playfulness in later life have huge benefits, helping to improve social, emotional, psychological and cognitive functioning -- all of which are important to healthy aging overall. So, fun isn't just for kids anymore and Meriatrics is answering the call!