May 31 is National Senior Health and Fitness Day. This is the ideal opportunity for you to evaluate your parent’s routine and find ways that you can help them to pursue better health by being more active. Helping your senior to have a more active lifestyle is an important part of supporting their physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being. As a family caregiver, you can make a tremendous difference in their ability to live a quality of life that they desire and deserve.
Use these tips to make your parent’s health a priority on National Senior Health and Fitness Day:
• Talk to their doctor. You do not want your parent to jump into a more active lifestyle without consulting their medical team. Certain physical activities can be dangerous to your elderly loved one due to their health problems, so it is important that you identify what types of activities are safe and healthy for your loved one before they get started.
• Find something they enjoy. Your parent is much more likely to stay involved in their physical activity if they enjoy doing it. Work with them to find the activities that they enjoy the most so that they will be more willing to do it frequently. Consider finding several activities so that they are able to keep their routine fresh and engaging.
• Do something together. Enjoying a physical activity together offers even more benefits than just getting your senior active on their own. When you find activities to enjoy together you are both getting the physical benefits of regular exercise, which helps both of you stay healthier and enables you to be a better caregiver for your senior. By spending this time together you are also able to stay more connected and support your relationship, bringing more meaning into your caregiver journey and also helping you to make memories that you can treasure well into the future.
• Keep progressing. Do not let your parent settle too much into the routine. Their body will get used to what they are doing and the benefits will lessen over time. Instead, keep progressing. Keep finding new challenges and pushing to new goals so that the benefits remain consistent.
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.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING IN-HOME ELDERLY CARE IN LAS VEGAS, NV, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE. CALL TODAY 702-800-4616.