Feb 8, 2018 by Marc Jeffries
There are many reasons a senior may not be living the healthiest of lifestyles. Statistically, the main culprit is their inability to accomplish all the daily living tasks they were once able to perform. Chronic pain, mobility limitations, medical or psychological issues, and other health problems all play a part in a senior's gradual loss of functional independence. This is where home care services come in.
From light housekeeping and laundry to meal preparation, transportation, personal care, and companionship, home care services are designed to increases a senior's level of independence while improving their overall quality of life. Of course, home care also has many less obvious, but just as important, benefits.
Regular exercise is a critical component of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Many seniors are unable to exercise alone. Others may be afraid of falling or getting hurt. Others, still, lack the motivation to exercise on a regular basis. Comfort Keepers of Flemington caregivers provide the safety, support, and companionship that can inspire a senior to engage in and stick with a physical fitness routine. From walking in the neighborhood to participating in a sport, exercise burns calories, improves strength, increases the immune system, and improves emotional and cognitive health.
Eating nutritious food is essential for health aging. When seniors have difficulty shopping, cooking, and so forth, the risk of poor nutrition increases exponentially. Home care services ensure seniors have access to nutritious meal plans, shopping assistance, meal preparation support, and even somebody to share a meal with. Our professional caregivers can also work with seniors on avoiding excess sugars, alcohol, and fatty foods while stressing the importance of vitamins, minerals, and portion control.
For more information about the many ways Comfort Keepers of Flemington home care services can help your senior love, contact us or give us a call today at 908.806.2220 or Toll Free at 877.806.2220.