Exercise is critically important to everyone’s physical and mental health, but it’s particularly challenging for seniors. Sometimes, just working up the motivation to move can be overwhelming. When their body aches and standing up from a sitting position takes a lot of energy, even thinking about moving around, taking a walk, or lifting a lightweight dumbbell feels like too much.
If you’re concerned about an aging loved one in the Palm Desert, CA, area getting enough exercise, Caring Hearts Premier Home Care can help. We provide exercise assistance for seniors across Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, Palm Springs, La Quinta, Indio, Indian Wells, Coachella Valley, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Coast, Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo, and Irvine, Orange County.
Our trained home care aides can help your loved one begin to view exercise as a fun diversion and a way to feel more energetic. Whether they’re doing seated exercises at home or working up the motivation to take a walk around the block, having the companionship and encouragement of a patient helper with a positive outlook can make a world of difference for a senior.
Palm Desert and the surrounding areas are blessed with wonderful weather most of the year. Your loved one may simply need the confidence that having a companion can bring to decide to explore beyond their front porch. Exercise for senior citizens can be as simple as a walk. On the other hand, for active seniors, it could mean taking part in a recreation program that the local park district sponsors. Either way, home care assistants from Caring Hearts can give you confidence that your loved one has a helper who will keep them safe while helping them get some needed movement into their daily routine.
Exercise for seniors doesn’t have to be a chore or part of a monotonous routine either. Our trained home care aides can devise exercise plans that provide variety, a change of scenery, or a new challenge when your loved one is ready. They can show your senior loved one the safe way to use dumbbells, resistance bands, and chairs for support to build and maintain physical strength.
They can drive your loved one to a nearby preserve, botanical garden, or shopping area for some recreational walking in a new setting so that they don’t lose their way or get overly tired. Our aides, many of whom have worked in our residential care facility, the St. Mary’s Love and Care Home, are trained to recognize signs of distress and alleviate them immediately. They’ll keep an eye on appropriate hydration and avoid going outside in dangerously hot weather.
If your elder family member could benefit from exercise assistance for seniors, contact Caring Hearts Premier Home Care to arrange for and in-home senior caregiver who can assist with at-home exercise.