Senior Body: Why Your Loved One Should Remain Physically Active In Senior Years
One of the best ways to keep our bodies healthy is to engage in regular physical activity. Seniors should especially make sure to incorporate an exercise routine into their schedule in order to stay physically and mentally healthy, maintain a positive outlook on life, and enjoy a high-quality lifestyle.
Understanding just how important it is for older adults to move their bodies, at Comfort Keepers, we included physical activity in our Interactive Caregiving, a unique caregiving model that focuses on all aspects of a person’s life.
Signs Your Parent Needs Senior Care
With age, more and more regular daily tasks can become strenuous or simply time-consuming. Simple activities like getting dressed, cleaning the home or preparing a quick meal can all take much longer than they used to.
The good news is that your loved one can maintain their independence despite age-related challenges with the help and support of a professional caregiver. If your loved one demonstrates one or more of the following signs, it may be time to consider expert assistance:
- Forgetting when and how to take their medications
- Feeling frustrated while performing daily activities
- Experiencing reduced levels of energy
- Not being interested in hobbies and activities they used to love
Most seniors can continue living at home on their own with the occasional help of a trained and experienced professionals, making the most out of their golden years.
Senior In-Home Care Activities
At Comfort Keepers, we develop a personalized care plan for all our clients. The plan is based on each senior’s needs, wishes, abilities, preferences, and other factors. Here are some of the activities our caregivers can help your loved one with:
- Short daily walks in the park or around the neighborhood
- Shopping trips to the mall or market
- Light housekeeping and help with yard work
Preventing Senior Falls & Accidents
Staying physically active can reduce the risk of slips, falls, and other accidents. Exercising helps older adults maintain muscle tone, balance, and flexibility. What this means is that they are less likely to fall or hurt themselves while completing routine tasks at home.
Seniors who are happy and healthy can stay at home for much longer, which equals to leading a better-quality lifestyle. Your loved one wishes to remain independent as they age. We can help them maintain it.