Healthy Aging with Senior Helpers and In Home Care
It’s inevitable that with every passing day we are aging; and while we can’t do anything to prevent it, we can find ways to age healthfully, live longer and happier. One tip for healthy aging is to always take proper care and mindfully nourish our body. Look for whole food options whenever possible and avoid overly processed items such as prepackaged and fast foods. Try to limit saturated fats whenever possible and incorporate fiber-rich and vitamin-packed fruits and vegetables into the diet. Aim for low-fat dairy, lean meats and protein for fuel. The less processed the foods are, the better they are for the body. Even though it is best to try to choose healthy foods, it is important to indulge from time to time; so it’s okay to have a slice of cake or an order of fries. It’s all about balance.
Healthy aging is made possible by a healthy mindset. Sometimes that includes social interaction and being involved in the community whenever possible. Staying socially active is important and makes the aging process smoother. Encourage your senior loved one to continue to go out to the movies and make it a weekly ritual to visit with friends and participate in an activity together. Keep attending those outdoor concerts, and meeting up with friends for coffee. Interaction with friends and family will lower stress and reduce the risk of depression and loneliness. When travelling outside of the home becomes difficult, lean on the compassionate and reliable caregivers from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara. You can count on transportation to and from local events and activities for your active senior loved one.
Another tip for healthy aging is to stay active. Keep moving whenever possible. Encourage your senior loved one to get outside and go for a stroll around the block. Even just a little bit of exercise is good for the heart, mind and body. Staying active does not mean vigorous activity; it can be a social activity with friends strolling the mall or the neighborhood. A caregiver from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara is available for daily visits to help encourage a loved one to get active during the day and also provide friendly companionship as well. All it takes is a little bit of movement throughout the day to live a healthy and active lifestyle.
Healthy aging with Senior Helpers in home care includes light housekeeping, meal preparation and companionship. If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home help and the many benefits of professional elderly care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-687-7777! Live in senior care allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.