Unlock The Power Of Art Therapy With Senior Care Services In El Paso, TX
Art therapy offers numerous health benefits for seniors, and our senior care team makes it easy to reap all of the rewards with none of the work. Today’s post reviews the research then explains how we assist with stock-ups, setup, and all other aspects of your loved one’s artistic journey.
Read on to learn more, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation with a senior care provider in El Paso, TX.
The Benefits Of Art Therapy For Senior Care In El Paso, TX
Not all “art therapy” needs to take place in structured classroom or studio settings. By simply taking part in the creative arts throughout the week at home, your loved ones could reap a number of significant salutary benefits.
But don’t take our word for it—research bears out the value of seniors’ creative pursuits.
For example, in a 2014 report for The Gerontologist, researchers Noice et al. reviewed the benefits of “participatory arts” (i.e. getting hands on with drawing, painting, theater, dancing, and crafts) for seniors. Synthesizing the results of 31 evidence-based studies in this area, Noice et al. (2014) found that:
- In one study of 110 seniors age 64-83, participating in improvised contemporary dance was found to improve attentional control (Coubard et al., 2011)
- In a similar study of 62 seniors aged 61-94, amateur ballroom dancing was associated with “better cognitive performance and physical health” (Kattenstroth et al., 2010)
- Research by Chippendale & Bear-Lehman (2012) found that participation in creative writing/”life review” exercises decreased scores on the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) for seniors age 66-98
- A small study by De Medeiros et al. (2007) found that creative writing “improved processing speed, attention, and verbal learning” for 18 seniors aged 62-84
- When seniors aged 65-100 participated in a choral group, they showed “improved self-reported health, fewer falls, and less loneliness” than the control group (Cohen et al., 2006).
- When seniors age 66-79 took part in painting classes, they reported “improvement in mental and psychosocial health,” along with a “sense of calm and relaxation” (Greer et al., 2013).
- When 50 seniors aged 69-87 took part in painting and clay art crafts, the majority experienced “reduced negative emotions and anxiety” along with “improved self-esteem” (Kim, 2013).
Unlock The Power Of Art Therapy With Senior Care Services
To bring your loved one all the benefits of art therapy without any of the work, our senior care team can:
- Purchase art supplies for your loved ones
- Rent or purchase art tutorials to keep them challenged, engaged, and learning everyday
- Set up dedicated spaces in the home for creative activities (e.g. studios, craft tables, easels, drop sheets to prevent staining/splatter, listening station, etc)
- Find local art programs at El Paso senior centers
- Assist with registration and transportation for art programs
- Join your loved ones in creative activities to provide motivation and inspiration
- Take your loved one to art galleries, plays, and other fine art events
- Assist with hosting “art nights” with friends and family, and more!
Get A Free Quote On Senior Care Services In El Paso, TX
Always Best Care is a leading provider of senior care services throughout El Paso and all of the surrounding communities, including the areas of:
- Prado Verde, and beyond
To learn more about how we’re helping seniors reap the benefits of art therapy, and otherwise improve their safety, comfort, and quality of life with daily care solutions, you can:
- Dial (915)-250-0177 to connect with a senior care coordinator near you
- Email [email protected] with questions and to schedule a consultation
- Fill out our online contact form to request a callback with a few quick keystrokes
El Paso Times. (2022, June 9). Art-related events in El Paso this weekend include Mauricio Mora, papier-mache, auction. The El Paso Times.
Noice, T., Noice, H., & Kramer, A. F. (2014). Participatory arts for older adults: A review of benefits and challenges. The Gerontologist, 54(5), 741-753.