As our parents or grandparents age, we might find that a change in their living situation is necessary. The most likely scenario is if mom falls and breaks her hip. This unfortunately is very common.
When clients have mobility issues, a referred caregiver can assist with walking, transfers, range of motion exercises and in assisting the client in being able to get out and about. Physical activity can often help to improve mood, release stress and increase alertness. Exercise and physical activity are good for most people, including older adults. There are four main types of exercises and each type is different:
Endurance activities increase your breathing and heart rate. Walking is a great example and the caregiver can help.
Strength exercises make your muscles stronger. Lifting weights or using a resistance band can build strength.
Balance exercises help prevent falls.
Flexibility exercises stretch your muscles and can help your body stay limber.
Encouraging exercises is an excellent reason to have Nurturecare refer a caregiver for the elderly in their own home.