We all know how important it is to exercise. Everybody should be exercising when and how much they are able to. The need to exercise goes beyond just plain aesthetics and how one looks, staying active is essential for so many things in our lives. It can improve mood and make us healthier, even improving some chronic illnesses. However, if you are worried about your senior parent exercising on their own, it may be time to consider how having a home care professional around could give you peace of mind and help them enjoy a fuller, more independent life.
The fact is that despite the fact that your loved one may be facing some challenges, they still do need to exercise. Doing so can help them stay independent for longer. However, having your loved one exercise on their own can be quite scary. To begin with, they should never start an exercise routine before going to a doctor and getting a go-ahead from them. At the same time, staying active goes beyond simply exercising.
It is important for your loved one to stay active and engaged throughout the day. This can come not so easily for so many older adults, particularly those who may be experiencing depression, loneliness, the loss of a spouse or close friend, or an if they have received a diagnosis recently. The good news is that you can get your loved one some help. With a professional caregiver, you can have peace of mind knowing your loved one is staying both safe and active and all of their needs, physical, mental, and emotional, are being met.
As our parents become older, they will want more assistance with daily duties. Things that were once easy may become difficult, if not impossible.
If you are concerned about a loved one, you may be wondering how to tell if they require professional help. Consider the following questions:
If you answered yes to any of the following questions, the good news is that your loved one can seek help. Comfort Keepers has been in business in Prince George, BC and is an active member of the community. Please contact us to learn more about how we can assist and care for your elderly loved one!