Staying active is a critical part of keeping your aging loved one as healthy as possible as they age in place. May 31 is National Senior Health and Fitness Day. This is the ideal opportunity for you to work with your parent to boost the physical activity in your parent’s routine so that they are able to gain the benefits of staying active, including keeping their weight down, supporting healthy joints and muscles, and reducing the risk of a wide variety of health complications and issues.
For many seniors, the idea of “exercising” can be intimidating. They may think that it will be too strenuous or that they will not enjoy it. Fortunately, organized exercise such as aerobics classes are not the only means of getting your parent active on a regular basis. Getting creative and seeing the value in all of the activities that they do can help you to boost their activity in a way that is accessible, enjoyable, and beneficial for your senior.
Use these tips to get your elderly loved one more active for National Senior Health and Fitness Day and throughout the rest of your care journey with them:
Starting elderly care for your aging parent can be one of the best ways that you can support your care efforts and goals. An elderly home care services provider can work with you to design a highly personalized set of services that are tailored to your loved one’s individual needs, challenges, and limitations, but also their personal goals. This helps them to achieve and maintain a higher quality of life as they age in place, and to pursue a lifestyle that is as fulfilling and independent as possible. When it comes to helping your senior get and stay more active, this care provider can be a valuable source of support. They can work with your parent to find activities that your loved one enjoys and then provide safe and reliable transportation so that they are able to participate in these activities as a normal part of their routine.
For more information about how the caregivers at La Jolla Nurses Homecare can help your aging parents remain in their own homes, call 858-454-9339. We are a home care agency providing quality and affordable senior care in Pacific Beach, CA, and the surrounding communities.