Enabling Older Adults to Stay Active Will Help Them Be Healthier in the Long Run

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.

 

Signs Your Senior Parent May Be in Need of Professional Caregiving

As our parent’s age, they will become increasingly in need of assistance with everyday tasks. Things that used to be simple may become difficult, even impossible.

 

If you are worried about your loved one, you may be wondering how to know if they are in need of professional assistance. Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Is your parent able to keep up with their medication schedule and other health-related responsibilities?
  2. Do they get frustrated easily about simple daily tasks?
  3. Are they spending more time in bed than they used to because they are tired?
  4. Have they lost interest in things that used to make them happy?

 

If the answer is yes to one or more of the above, the good news is that your loved one can get help. Comfort Keepers has been operating in Victoria, BC and are an active part of the local community. To find out more about us, please give us a call today!


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