How A Professional Caregiver From Comfort Keepers Can Help Your Loved One Stay Active And Independent For Longer
If your loved one still lives independently at home, it is very important that they engage in physical activity as often as they can. Adhering to an active lifestyle and a healthy diet can bring a plethora of health benefits in golden years. Active seniors enjoy a higher quality of life and can continue living on their own for much longer compared to older adults who choose a sedentary lifestyle.
At Comfort Keepers, our special, wholesome approach to caregiving called Interactive Caregiving is all about boosting your loved one’s quality of life by encouraging them to stay active and engaged as they age.
We all know that aging brings a number of challenges. For many seniors, even ordinary, everyday tasks they have performed hundreds and thousands of times can become demanding. However, with the help of a trained caregiver, aging adults can remain independent throughout their golden years.
Watch for these signs to see if Mom or Dad could use some additional help:
- Forgetting or mixing medication schedules
- Being unable to complete simple tasks
- Often oversleeping and having less energy than they used to
- Losing interest in favorite pastime activities and hobbies
When you choose to work with Comfort Keepers, we will customize a care plan based on your loved one’s health and abilities. We will also make every effort to find you a skilled, compatible caregiver who will be an ideal-fit for Mom or Dad – a dedicated professional who can help with everyday routines, provide meaningful companionship, and encourage them to stay active as much as they can.
Here are examples of some senior-friendly activities your loved one can enjoy together with their caregiver:
- Morning or evening walks through the neighborhood
- Weekly shopping trips
- Gardening, carpentry or yard work
- Attending dancing or yoga classes
One of the best benefits of frequent physical activity is that it can help your loved one prevent falls. Seniors who are physically active can improve their muscle tone, flexibility, and balance, meaning they are less prone to falling and injuring themselves. Moreover, physical activity can boost your loved one’s immune system, lessen the symptoms of existing chronic conditions, and prevent new ones from arising.
Learn more about how our professional caregivers can help your loved one by calling our Comfort Keepers office today. We will be more than happy to answer your questions and offer you a free in-home consultation with one of our friendly client care managers. We are at your service!