Improving Mobility and Balance Even in Old Age
Several older adults report experiencing mobility issues and physical limitations. But thanks to extensive senior care research, experts have come up with some techniques to improve mobility and balance in the elderly.
Here at Care Perfections Health Services LLC, a renowned home health care agency in Warrenton, Virginia, we’ll give you some tips to address mobility problems.
- Non-Strenuous Exercises
Think of it as physical activity, not an exercise because many older adults find it off-putting to do exercises. Some light activities to try to include walking from room to room or organizing the drawer. For those who are strong enough, water therapy or swimming will also do. If your elder wants some social interactions while engaging in exercises, try Tai Chi, yoga, or dancing.
- Proper Diet
First of all, make sure your seniors drink plenty of water. Studies show that aging may reduce the body’s sense of thirst, increasing the elderly’s risk of dehydration. Then, serve them with high-protein foods (e.g., nuts, canned fish, etc.) and light meals (e.g., bean soup, grilled chicken, etc.). If you need help with meal preparation, you can tap into our home care services for assistance.
A little note: always ask your doctor first before trying out any of the exercises mentioned above. With that being said, we can help you travel to and from your doctor safely and on time. For more information about our in-home healthcare services in Manassas, Virginia, feel free to leave us a message. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.