Why Physical Activity Is So Important In Senior Years
Physical activity is one of the most important factors that influence our health. Having a routine can have a positive impact on our well-being and improve our mood as well. Seniors who are active and regularly engage in physical activity can enjoy a better quality of life and also boost their independence.
As physical activity comes with a myriad of benefits, it is included in our caregiving approach, best known as Interactive Caregiving. Of course, before we encourage any client to engage in physical activity, we first check with their doctor if they can and should exercise.
Signs Your Loved One Needs Senior Care
With age, even routine daily tasks may become too difficult or time-consuming to perform. Getting dressed in the morning or keeping the home clean can simply become too hard for seniors who live alone. With home care, however, seniors can retain their independence and continue their routine at home. If you are not certain whether your loved one needs a professional caregiver, here are some of the most common signs that some help may be needed for a high-quality lifestyle:
- Being forgetful or confused about taking daily medications
- Not being able to successfully complete daily tasks
- Not having enough energy for routine activities or spending more time in bed
- Not being interested in favorite activities
With the assistance and support of an expert care provider, seniors can stay at home, boost their independence, and remain in control of their lives.
Senior Care Activities
At Comfort Keepers, we create personalized care plans for all our clients based on their unique needs and requests. Here are some of the activities our care providers can help your loved one with:
- Walks around the home or neighborhood
- Shopping trips to the local grocery store, market or mall
- Assistance with housekeeping and yard work
- And much more
Minimizing the Risk of Falls
Staying physically active is one of the best ways to prevent falls and accidents. Older adults who regularly engage in physical activity maintain muscle tone, flexibility, and balance for longer. All of this means they are less likely to fall.
A senior who is happy, healthy, and active can make the most out of their golden years. Your loved one certainly values their independence – and with our support, they can easily maintain it.