What You Should Know About Physical Activity In Senior Years
As you are already aware, physical activity is very important for human health. Having an exercise routine does not only promote physical but mental well-being too. Seniors who are physically active can lead to a higher quality lifestyle and therefore prolong independent living.
At Comfort Keepers, we incorporate physical activity into our Interactive Caregiving model, a unique caregiving approach that cares for the whole person, including their physical, mental, social, and emotional welfare.
Signs You Should Hire a Home Care Provider for Your Loved One
Have you noticed that your loved one can no longer complete daily activities with ease? While this can be upsetting, it is a normal part of growing old. Fortunately, with Comfort Keepers, you do not have to consider nursing home and other live-in options for your loved one, as they can get all the care and support they could possibly need right at home.
Let us take a look at some of the most common signs that your parent or relative is in need of professional senior home care:
- Not being able to keep up with their medical schedule
- Feeling frustrated while doing routine activities
- Having reduced levels of energy and spending more time in bed
- Not being interested in activities they used to enjoy
By hiring an expert care provider, you can make sure that your loved one continues their routine and increases their independence as they age.
Senior Care Activities In Your Area
Before we start caring for a client, we first develop a personalized plan of care in accordance with their needs, requests, and preferences. Let us now take a look at some of the activities we assist with:
- Short daily walks around the neighborhood
- Going out shopping
- Assisting with house or yard work
Preventing Falls in Older Adults
Engaging in physical activity can prevent or minimize the risk of falls and other accidents at home. Exercising helps seniors maintain muscle tone, balance, and flexibility, so they are less likely to slip, fall or otherwise hurt themselves while performing daily activities.
Older adults who remain active can enjoy various health benefits. They can also be happier and have a more positive outlook on life. Your loved one certainly wants to preserve their independence as they age – and we can help them do precisely that.