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Keeping Seniors Busy With At-Home Care Services

When it comes to deciding how an elderly loved-one receives care, most seniors are now choosing to receive at-home care. The ability to remain mostly independent and stay in their home for as long as possible is incomparable with other senior care services.

Comfort Keepers® is the leading, trusted brand in providing quality, non-medical at-home care to seniors. Some of the services offered by Comfort Keepers include companionship care, light housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation, assistance with grooming and help with daily activities. With over 600 locations, there are local Comfort Keepers there to help with the need arises.

Many elderly loved-ones have the desire to age in place for as long as possible, but this can also take its toll on an individual. Loneliness and seclusion from the outside world are very common as a person becomes older. It should be known, however, that people who continue to remain active, mentally, physically, and socially, tend to live longer and healthier. Continuing to be active and engage socially with others helps a senior feel connected and confident. Along with this, their risk is greatly reduced of becoming depressed or succumbing to illnesses.

In order to help an elderly loved-one maintain a vibrant and healthy life, at-home care programs can offer many activities to keep seniors busy. Some examples of activities for seniors include:

Utilizing a companionship care service- Having a Comfort Keeper sit with an elderly loved-one on a regular basis will provide them someone to converse with, play games with, watch a movie with or eat a meal with. Companionship care can immensely help an individual not to feel lonely or secluded from other people.

Physical exercise - It is natural for people to gradually lose some mobility and stamina as they age, however, there is no reason that someone in their 60s, 70s, or 80s cannot exercise. Continuing to remain active physically will prevent lean muscle loss and weight bearing exercises can prevent or delay the onset of osteoporosis. Seniors who engage in regular physical activity are less likely to be depressed and have a better outlook on life. Many at-home care programs will assist the senior with exercises at home or provide transportation to local classes.

Mental exercises - In order to prevent cognitive decline, elderly loved-ones should exercise their brain along with their bodies. Doing crossword puzzles, learning a new skill, knitting or whittling can be great for improving cognitive functioning.

Volunteer - Many local hospitals, schools, churches or non-profit organizations are always looking for volunteers. Getting involved in the community will provide a means to remain socially active as well as give back.

Join a club - Whether it be a gardening club, walking club, bingo or card club, there are many ways that seniors can be social and active.

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