Keep Them Active to Keep Them Healthy
Physical exercise is important at any age. Having a routine keeps you healthy and can also improve your mood. Active seniors can enjoy a fuller and improved quality of life. One where they extend the time they can live independently.
This is why we make physical activity a regular part of Interactive Caregiving™ (with physician approval, of course). At Comfort Keepers® we know how important it is to care for the whole person.
Signs Your Elderly Loved One Needs In-Home Care
As your senior family member ages, everyday tasks can become more difficult. Even something as simple as getting dressed in the morning can take longer than it used to.
With in-home care, seniors can stay independent longer. Watch for these signs. If your loved ones demonstrate any of the following, you should consider hiring a caregiver.
- Being forgetful or confused about taking medication
- Feeling frustrated completing daily tasks
- Having less energy than they used to or spending more time in bed
- Appearing uninterested in activities that they used to enjoy
With a caregiver's help, most seniors can continue living on their own.
In-Home Care Activities
We create a plan for all clients, based on their health and abilities. Their caregiver will help them at home and encourage them to stay active. Some of the activities we assist with include:
- Short walks around their home or neighborhood
- Weekly shopping trips
- Help with house or yard work
Protecting Seniors from Falls
Staying active is one of the best ways to help prevent future accidents. Exercise and other physical activity help seniors maintain muscle tone, flexibility, and balance. This means they're less likely to suffer a slip or fall that could result in long recovery time.
Physical activity also boosts the immune system and can improve a senior’s mood. A happy, healthy senior can stay at home longer, meaning a better quality of life. Your loved ones value independence. We’ll help them to maintain it.
*Always check with a physician before embarking on any exercise program