As people age it becomes harder for them to get around and maintain the independent lifestyle they’re accustomed too. An element of elderly home care is doing what we can to encourage your loved one to be as independent as possible.
Senior Helpers’ caregivers are adept at aiding you and your loved one to help keep them moving for many years to come. Quality elderly home care comes in many different forms, and the team at Senior Helpers is dedicated to helping you aid your loved one in maintaining their autonomy and staying enthusiastic about life.
The Important of Movement
As we age our joints tighten and we lose a bit of spring in our step. That doesn’t mean we can’t still be on the go and enjoying the beauties of the world. What can help your loved one immensely is staying mobile. That can mean anything from taking walks or bike rides around your neighborhood, or even just pacing up and down a hallway, or using small free weights for some resistance exercises.
There are some phenomenal resources put together by the National Council on Aging that go into more detail of how you can provide elderly home care while also getting your loved one on their feet and, hopefully, out of the house. The more your loved one can move the more fit they will be, which will keep them healthier longer.
Companion-Based Elderly Home Care
One of the great resources that Senior Helpers provides is companion care. The companion care program complements traditional elderly home care by focusing on socialization. Loneliness is a problem among seniors across the country. Having a caregiver be there for them to talk too and interact with can have numerous benefits for them socially.
Having a qualified caregiver as a companion can also help motivate your loved one to get moving and help them find that spark hiding deep within them. That could mean helping your senior garden, do chores around the home, or help with walking while out doing errands. Any of those activities can help foster a healthy lifestyle for your senior loved one.
Don’t Fight the Changes
As we age our bodies change in many ways. That includes things like hair loss and wrinkles to decreased muscle mass and bone density. Instead of fighting against the physical changes your loved one is undergoing it would be better to work with them to figure out what ways you can best help them stay active and maintain independence.
By being flexible with how you provide elderly home care you can help keep your loved one motivated and on their feet, which in turn can help them remain self-reliant for a longer period of time.
To learn more about how to help your loved one stay independent, and how you can provide quality elderly home care, contact us today for more information.