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Could Your Elderly Loved One Enjoy Working out with a Video Game?


Elderly Care in Walnut Creek CA: Could Your Elderly Loved One Enjoy Working out with a Video Game?

When you’re thinking about ways to help your loved one get more active, you might at first dismiss video games. But they’re a great way to help your loved one get a workout in, especially if she’s new to exercising and needs a distraction.

Game Consoles Have Come a Long Way

In the past, game consoles were a mostly sedentary sort of appliance. Your loved one may have even mentioned more than once that someone playing video games needed to go outside and get active a little more often. But they’ve come a long way and now they use technology that allows the game to “see” your loved one’s movements and respond in the game.

There’s a Lot of Variety

Now that the technology has evolved, there are a lot of different types of exercises your loved one can try. She can venture down walking paths in Europe, she can bowl with friends across the country, or she might even try her hand at skateboarding. All of these activities are a lot safer in her living room, of course, but they’re still a great way to get your loved one up and moving a little bit.

Try it Out

You won’t know for sure that your loved one likes these types of activities until you give them an actual try. One way to do this easily is to rent a variety of different types of games and see how well they work. You might want to choose yoga to give her a way to get some stretching in, a dancing game to get her heart rate up, or even a tennis app if she’s always loved the game. You might be surprised which ones she likes the best.

Get Her a Partner

You might not always be able to be there with your loved one while she’s getting her exercise on and some of the games are way more fun with a partner. Talk to friends, other family members, and even consider elderly care providers. All of these people can be a great partner for your loved one and help her get back to being more active.

Your elderly loved one might find herself surprised at how much fun she can have while she’s getting some exercise in.

If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in Walnut Creek, CA, contact the caring staff at Provident Home Care. Call today (877) 572-3411.

Robin Conley RN, Owner and CEO

RN, Owner and CEO at Provident Care - Modesto, CA
When my grandmother’s health began to deteriorate... My greatest fear was that something would happen to her when I couldn’t be there. She had become unsteady on her feet, forgot to take her medications when she was supposed to, was not eating meals that fit into her dietary restrictions and often failed to recognize signs that she was getting into trouble. I knew that it was her firm desire to stay in her own home, but the amount of oversight I knew she needed was sometimes overwhelming for me to do alone. This is where my journey started! Providing care to seniors in our community is not just a job for me... It is something that has touched my life personally and something that I am passionate about! I know firsthand the worry and uncertainty caused when someone you love becomes ill or injured and how overwhelming the responsibility of caring for a loved one can be. I also know that finding a compassionate caregiver can often restore health, provide seniors with a renewed sense of control and independence, reduce depression, and relieve family members so they can once again be a caring son or daughter. So if you find yourself or someone you may know, in this situation... Our team of care managers and professional, compassionate caregivers at Provident Care would be honored to help you care for your loved one. Our staff is committed to caring for our clients as if we were caring for a member of our own family.

Robin Conley RN., Owner and CEO of Provident Care Home Care Providing HOME CARE- ASSISTED LIVING PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE

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