Physical exercises are still important when you are old. This is because exercising your body can make your bones healthier and prevent age-related diseases.
When clients have mobility issues, a 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 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.
Maintaining an exercise routine can be a challenge as you get older. People may feel discouraged by illness, ongoing health problems, or concerns about injuries or falls. A caregiver can be a motivator and provide confidence and assistance.
For more information about Personal Care Services in Wisconsin, please contact us at 414-365-9108.
Our goal is to enable adults to maintain an independent and dignified lifestyle. We specialize in training the caregiver of your choice, be it a family member or friend to provide non-skilled care and support services tailored to promote a healthy and fulfilling life. Non-skilled services can include assistance with personal care and hygiene, lifting and transferring, meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, medication reminders, errands, transportation and companionship.
Every year thousands of people realize they need a helping hand. Supportive Personal Care Services was founded in 2012 and has built a solid reputation as caregiver referral source in the healthcare community.