Senior Body: Staying Active in Charlotte, NC with Help from a Comfort Keepers In Home Caregiver
Seniors can rely on their in home caregiver to help them stay healthy and fit in Charlotte, NC
We all know that physical activity is good for all of us and incorporating more activity into your everyday life can help you be healthier overall. For seniors who live independently, exercise and physical activity can be hard to self-manage in a careful and healthful way. Working with an in home caregiver from Comfort Keepers can help to increase your aging loved one’s daily activity, and make sure that the exercise they get is comfortable and safe.
One of the primary responsibilities of an in home caregiver is to make sure that your loved one is safe, and has every resource they need in order to maintain their safety and health.
Incorporating more physical activity into everyday routines doesn’t mean imposing a severe exercise regimen. In fact, for most of our clients, it’s about engaging actively in their home life, practicing healthy habits, and ensuring regular and safe mobility. Common activities your in home caregiver might help your loved one access include:
- Excursions to parks and nature paths
- Transportation to the grocery store and other errands that increase mobility
- Social opportunities at a community center or senior center, shopping trips, and other community gatherings
- Facilitating and monitoring physical therapy, aftercare physical activities, or doctor-recommended activities
- Assistance in safely completing yard care or home care
Increased physical activity can boost your mood, encourage heart health, and also provide more opportunities to enjoy nature, community, and social time. Each activity your in home caregiver helps your aging loved one access will be customized to meet their health and mobility needs.
For seniors who live alone, maintaining physical health is also key to maintaining their independence. Your aging loved one will be better able to attend to physical needs, set aside time for activity and mobility, and maintain a healthy environment with the assistance of an in home caregiver.
Comfort Keepers does not endorse or promote any particular exercise regimen or activity. Always check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program to be sure it is appropriate.