Feb 3, 2017 by Comfort Keepers of Pleasanton
Comfort Keepers in Pleasanton, CA is dedicated to helping your senior loved one live their best life possible. Staying physically active is possibly one of best ways for seniors to maintain their independence and improve their overall health. It is quite possible for seniors to enjoy exercise, while also reducing the risk of developing a number of health complications, like diabetes, along with reducing the risk of falls. Moreover, physical activity can also improve the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and can keep depression at bay. Finally, frequent exercise with the supervision of a home health care provider can boost your loved one’s self-confidence and improve their overall quality of life.
First of all, home health professionals can consult with your parent’s physician in order to determine what type of exercises would be most appropriate for them. Additionally, a professional senior care provider can develop an exercise plan, taking into consideration your loved one’s specific needs and preferences, as well as their current medical condition. For example, if your loved one has arthritis or osteoporosis, they could greatly benefit from water aerobics or Thai Chi classes.
While many seniors have limited physical capacities, even a moderate amount of physical activity can be beneficial in many ways. A set of light exercises, lasting from 15 to 20 minutes, is more than enough. Your loved one can significantly improve their balance with exercises such as Yoga or aerobics.
As it is very important that your loved one avoids exercise mistakes that can result in injury, a home health provider can make sure your parent correctly warms up and stretches before every exercise session. A caregiver can also ensure that your senior loved one is drinking enough water to stay hydrated during and after exercise. In addition to this, an expert caregiver in Pleasanton, CA can develop a healthy meal plan adequate for your parent’s particular type of exercise regimen. The mission of Comfort Keepers home care services are to assist your senior loved one in leading a happy, healthy, and independent life, and encouraging exercise is one of the best ways to improve your senior loved one’s overall health and happiness.
To learn more about how Comfort Keepers in Pleasanton, CA can help your senior loved one, give us a call at (925) 338-7480.
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