Seniors Springing into Action with Professional in Home Care for Seniors and Elderly

Seniors springing into action with professional in home care for seniors and elderly from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara.  Call 805-687-7777.  Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara proudly offers professional in home care for seniors and elderly to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.

We all know that lazy feeling you get when it’s cold outside.  It’s so much easier just to hide under a blanket and curl up with the remote control than to go out and face the frigid weather.  Luckily, spring is on its way and it’s time to get your senior loved ones springing into action! Maintaining a physical lifestyle is one of the most important steps to maintaining a healthy life.

Here are some tips to help your aging loved one get into the action.

Spring has sprung.  With the time changing soon to accommodate the longer daylight hours, there is more time to get outside and enjoy the warming weather.  It’s time to fight the winter blues and take the fun outdoors.  Check out some local outdoor activities for you and your aging loved ones.  This first step is to get off the couch, out the door, and moving.

Remember your audience.  Our aging loved ones may not be able to do as much physical activity as we are.  It’s important to pay attention to their body language to make sure you are not pushing them too hard.  While you may be able to power walk around your neighborhood, a simple stroll might be enough activity for them. 

Mix it up.  You have been counting down to the warmer weather.  Spring can’t seem to get here fast enough.  Now that the weather is warming, it is important to keep activities fresh.  One of the keys to helping clients improve memory retention is to avoid the same routine.  It’s important to fuel the brain by throwing in a different step every now and then.  If your client likes to take walks through the park, try taking a different path and seeing different views.  Golf is a soothing way to get out in the great outdoors on a spring day for the elderly who have access to a golf course.  It’s a sneaky way to get in a walk.  Even hitting the driving range can be a fun activity for an aging loved one.  A relatively light activity that may interest your senior loved one is some gardening.  Maybe plant some pretty flowers like zinnias that will bloom in a short time.  This will surely brighten anyone’s mood.

Remember it’s a marathon, not a race.  You don’t have to rush into outdoor activities with your aging loved one.  Just a few minutes of fresh air is better than none at all.  Don’t worry if your loved one isn’t immediately interested in hitting the great outdoors.  Some areas have outdoor malls.  Perhaps strolling just from store to store in the fresh air is enough to invigorate your senior loved one.

As the weather gets warmer and the winter falls into our past, it is important to help your aging loved one to feel rejuvenated.  Spring offers a wealth of opportunities for activities that can be performed outdoors.  A simple stroll through the neighborhood to admire the budding trees, greening lawns and spring flowers peeking through the ground will help an aging loved one to feel refreshed.  The smell of spring is all around and those smells will stimulate your loved one’s senses.    When springtime comes, it isn’t just the chronologically young who get spring fever.  The elderly, who can be downright young at heart, also want and need to go outside and enjoy the warmth, sunshine and amazing scents that spring heralds in for all of us to enjoy.  Get outside and encourage your senior loved one to join you! 

Seniors springing into action with professional in home care for seniors and elderly from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara.  Call 805-687-7777.  Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara proudly offers professional in home care for seniors and elderly to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.




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