At Oaks Senior Living, with family-operated, faith-based communities located throughout Georgia, we have a firm grasp of the impact spirituality can have on individuals’ overall health and wellness. Drawing from our many years of senior living and faith-based caregiving experience, we want to share how spirituality and health and wellness are connected.
What is Spirituality?
American Family Physician defines spirituality as “the way you find meaning, hope, comfort, and inner peace in your life.” It is personal and means something different to each individual.
The Connection Between Spirituality and Health
The mind, body, and spirit are connected. As a result, the health of one of these aspects affects the others. Being mindful of, and caring for, your spiritual health promotes the health and wellness of your mind and body.
Ways Spirituality Can Improve Health and Wellness
Various studies have found that through personal spirituality and spiritual health, individuals:
- Are more able to cope with illness and uncertainty
- Experience decreased feelings of anxiety, depression, and isolation
- Improve sleep habits
Spirituality can help individuals find meaning, connectedness, and purpose in life. Moreover, through spiritual activities, such as meditation, yoga, mindfulness, and prayer, individuals can lower stress levels, which affect physical health and wellness.
Spiritual, Faith-Based Caregiving at Oaks
Oaks Senior Living is comprised of faith-based communities that provide person-centered care focused on an individual’s physical, emotional, and spiritual health and wellness.
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