Resolutions are being made, lights are being hung and parties are being planned. New Years is coming.
While most people take New Year’s resolutions rather lightly, for many seniors it can be difference between staying healthy enough to stay at home, and experiencing a fall that causes them to be put in a nursing home.NurtureCare is a company dedicated to helping seniors live at home with comfort and dignity, and we, as a company, continue to search for ways to ameliorate the needs of seniors and of the caregiver community.
Here are four resolutions that we recommend to seniors for the New Year:
- Make your home safer: According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three adults over the age of 65 fall each year. Most of these falls are preventable, especially if home safety tips are implemented. For example, having good lighting near beds and taping down the edges of carpet are all tips that can tremendously decrease the probability of falls for seniors.
- Eat Healthy: The secret to maintaining health includes good nutrition. Stay away from processed foods. Make a promise to eat more fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables. You’ll see a noticeable difference in the way you feel and look.
- Schedule Regular Checkups: With age comes an increased risk of illness or other medical problems. Make sure to stay on top of annual checkups to the doctor that help in early detection and prevention.
- Exercise: Exercise doesn’t need to be exhausting. More and more seniors are taking classes such as yoga and tai chi. These classes not only increase physical health, but also allow seniors to expand their social circles.
Visit NurtureCare.com for more information on services that help seniors remain in their homes with dignity.