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. Each year millions of adults aged 65 and older fall. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. One out of three older adults (those aged 65 or older) falls each year and is the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. The caregiver can help ensure that the client is able to move safely about and prevent falls.
As we age, getting around comfortably can be difficult, leading to an unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle. As health issues increase, it can be challenging for older adults to get from one place to another, around the home and out in public, increasing the risk for accidents and serious injuries.
When clients have mobility issues, a caregiver can be a significant benefit, assisting the client with getting up, walking, transfers, and range of motion exercises, as well as encouraging regular movement. In addition to making everyday tasks easier, caregivers also can encourage physical activity customized to a client’s capabilities. An inability to move can lead to feelings of frustration, depression, and anxiety, making assistance with mobility issues a necessary part of emotional and physical well-being.
Whether your loved one needs help moving from the car to a wheel chair or requires extra support while walking, a professional caregiver can make every step forward a little easier.
- Assisting with personal hygiene
- Assistance with exercises
- Errands and Grocery Shopping
- Laundry and linen change
- Light housekeeping
- Meal Preparation and help with feeding
- Medication Reminders
- Escorting the clients to appointments and activities
- Helping client with mobility issues and transferring
- Respite care
- Reporting client status and changes to family members and professionals