Home Care in Scottsdale AZ
Your elderly loved one’s doctor has probably recommended exercise for your loved one, but do you know what information you need to start an exercise plan for her? To get as complete a plan as you can get, make sure that you ask about each of these categories.
Exercises to Do and Exercises to Avoid
One of the biggest pieces of information that you need is which exercises are best for your elderly loved one to do and which she needs to avoid. There are a lot of factors that go into each category, such as your loved one’s current health conditions and her prognosis. Take note of the best types of exercises and make sure that you have several from which to choose so that your loved one doesn’t get bored.
You also need to know how hard your loved one should be working out. Your loved one’s doctor may give you a time limit, for example, as a way to gauge intensity. He may also have you check your loved one’s heart rate and use that as a guideline. Fitness trackers can help you to capture that information quickly and easily while your loved one is exercising.
Duration of the Exercise
Your loved one’s doctor will also let you know how long your loved one should be exercising. This includes not only each individual exercise session, but how frequently she should exercise and how long it will be before he wants to see her to check her progress. It’s important to keep track of these different deadlines so that your loved one’s doctor has the information that he needs.
Who Else to Contact
Another recommendation might include a physical therapist, a trainer, or even a nutritionist. All of these people can work with the exercise plan to help make it even more effective for your elderly loved one. Fitting all of the pieces together gives your loved one a more comprehensive plan that will give her the best chance for positive results.
Once you have a solid plan for your loved one’s exercise program, let her home care providers and other family members know so that they can help her stick to it.
If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Scottsdale, AZ, contact the caring staff at Assisting Hands Home Care at (480) 725-7002.
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