There once was a time when it was thought that elderly home care services were specifically for bedridden or house-bound individuals. However, times are changing and many care providers offer much more than this type of care. Aging adults are focusing on a healthier lifestyle whether which includes less fast food, more nutritionally balanced meals and exercising.
In home care is fast becoming an important part of that lifestyle shift. Your parent wants to live a long life, and they know they must make some changes to do so. With the help of a trained caregiver, they can do it more easily than ever.
Lifestyle Changes After Retirement
Some lifestyle changes naturally happen when seniors retire. With more leisure time, they are aware that they have the opportunity to join a spa or community center and begin an exercise regimen. In fact, many senior citizens have a free program known as Silver Sneakers available to them through AARP that can be used in various locations across the United States.
Elderly care service providers also work with seniors to offer many options to maintain good health. Caregivers can help seniors stick to an exercise routine, drive them to different classes and even assist as a spotter or safety check with some exercise program moves if needed. Additionally, seniors who want to start a healthy diet can benefit from the wisdom of our many helpful care aides. A caregiver can provide help with sticking to calorie goals, preparing meals that fall within nutritionists’ guidelines and offering support with other dietary decisions.
It is crucial that before starting any program that your parent has a thorough medical exam to identify their health quotient before they begin making dietary or exercise routine changes. A care provider can ensure that your loved one heeds advice his or her doctor provides about a new exercise routine. Safety is important before changing diet or starting an exercise program; in-home care service professionals will assist in ensuring that safety for your older loved one.
For more information on how our home health aides can help your elderly loved one improve their lifestyle, contact Assisting Hands Home Care at (239) 221-6326. We proudly offer free consultations in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, FL and the surrounding areas.