Posted on Feb 27, 2015
Healthy Heart Pledge for Seniors and Caregivers with In Home Senior Care
It’s time to get selfish and think about ourselves for a minute. February is Heart Month so we need to take the time to make a Healthy Heart Pledge. We need to make the efforts to eat better, exercise more and attempt to reduce stress in our lives.
Seniors can benefit from more assistance around the house with in home senior care. With help with daily routines such as light housekeeping and meal preparation, time can be spent with friends and family instead of worrying about tedious chores. Reducing daily stresses is very important for heart health; along with eating cleaner, less processed foods, and incorporating exercise into a daily routine. Exercising doesn’t have to be strenuous to have benefits. Even a stroll around the neighborhood, or around the local mall when the weather is bad, is enough to get the heartrate up. Exercising also releases endorphins that will boost mood; a good mood is good for everyone!
The heart healthy pledge for seniors is also important for caregivers. If you are a family caregiver, you perform selfless acts in countless ways on a daily basis. It is crucial to remember to take time for yourself. Even a weekly outing to take care of appointments, visit with friends, or even to catch a movie, is important for recharging and regrouping. Taking the time to take a break is a wonderful way to reduce stress and this will boost mood and improve overall wellbeing. A happy heart is a healthy heart!
When we think of a heart, we tend to think of love. One way to show love for someone is to spend time with them. Time spent together is the most precious gift that can be given to a loved one. Time spent with family and friends can greatly reduce stress and this is so important for heart health. One way to incorporate the Healthy Heart Pledge is to prepare a home cooked meal together with fresh vegetables and lean meats. In many cases, the act of preparing food together can be just as rewarding as sitting down around the table together. Take this time to really enjoy each other’s company. This can be something done together just once a week. Sometimes that is all one needs to feel rejuvenated and feel a boost in mood for the entire week ahead.
If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home care for the elderly and the many benefits of professional senior care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers of Chattanooga to speak to a senior care specialist today 423-710-1500! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran. In home 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 Chattanooga provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Chattanooga, Cleveland, Signal Mountain, Hixson, Red Bank, and Ooltewah, Tennessee.