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What Should You Focus on When it Comes to Exercise and Your Loved One?

Exercise is an important part of keeping your loved one healthy. Always make sure to clear a new exercise plan with your loved one’s doctor to ensure that it’s right for her. Some types of exercise might make particular sense for your senior.

Elder Care in San Ramon CA: Best Exercises for Seniors

Elder Care in San Ramon CA: Best Exercises for Seniors

Flexibility and Balance Exercises.

If your loved one has awful balance and is not as flexible as she could be, falls become even more frightening for her than they already are. Look for ways to help your loved one to develop both her balance and flexibility as much as she can. One great way to do this is through yoga. Your loved one doesn’t have to graduate to headstands to get the benefits, though. Regular practice with some simple poses can do so much for her.

Strength Training.

Your senior loses muscle tone as she ages and this can cause problems in many areas of her life. Including strength training exercises can help your loved one to keep doing the daily tasks that she wants to do, like climbing stairs and getting out of bed easily. Again, this doesn’t have to mean that your loved one is doing serious bodybuilding. Simple is best.

Endurance Exercises.

What you’re looking for with endurance exercises is a gradual increase in your loved one’s ability to keep moving. This involves improving her respiration and keeping her heart rate up. These types of exercises include walking, biking, dancing, and swimming. Your loved one needs to start slowly with endurance exercises and gradually build up her ability to keep going.

What Does She Like Doing?

When you’re looking for exercises for your senior to start trying, start out by examining what she likes doing. If your loved one hates a particular exercise, she’s not going to want to stick with it. Find something that she can keep going with and continue to benefit from doing regularly.

If your loved one is concerned about exercising alone, look for ways to help her have someone available. One solution is to hire elder care providers to help out. You could also set up a schedule with other family members.

If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in San Ramon, 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