San Diego, Ca (PRWEB) May 20, 2012
On May 30th, over 1,000 organizations across the United States will be participating in activities to celebrate the 19th annual Senior Health & Fitness Day. “National Senior Health & Fitness Day reminds us of the importance of staying active later in life,” said Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services in San Diego, CA.
“For the millions of seniors who receive in home care, this is the perfect opportunity to develop healthy exercise habits,” continued Goodrich. From creating a safe environment to teaching seniors how to incorporate exercise into their daily lives, a qualified in home caregiver provides the motivation, reassurance and companionship seniors need to stay excited about improving their health. We have put together a list of three ways an in home caregiver can help keep seniors physically active and feeling great.”
Create a Safe Environment - For a large majority of seniors, having the motivation to move is not the problem. In fact, most would probably love the idea of getting outside for a little fresh air or stretching and exercising from home. Unfortunately, for many of these folks, without assistance, exercise of any kind is simply too dangerous and not worth the risk. A slip or fall could have devastating results, leaving many seniors with no choice but to refrain from most activities. An in home caregiver provides the perfect solution, lending a helping hand and being available to provide support. With assistance, taking a short outside and moving with confidence is possible again.
Help Rediscover Exercise - Exercise is unfamiliar to many older Americans. They may have been active earlier in life, but with age, they began to slow down. Many still understand the importance of keeping active for staying healthy, but have no idea where to begin. A qualified in home caregiver can teach seniors how to exercise in a way that is safe, comfortable and fun. By uncovering the mystery of exercise, seniors can rediscover how much fun it is to move and may be more inclined to participate in a physical fitness routine. After all, exercise is fun. From learning how to stretch properly to checking heart rate, seniors enjoy taking more control of their health. Playing an active role in exercise and becoming more independent may be just the thing seniors need to get excited about an exercise program.
Motivate and Reassure - There’s nothing like your own personal cheerleader to keep you motivated and feeling good. An in home caregiver provides the encouragement and reassurance many seniors need to feel comfortable exercising. It can be as simple as just being in the same room or as complex as designing a unique physical fitness program. All seniors benefit from exercise, regardless of the type of activity or skill level. The right in home caregiver can encourage seniors at all levels of physical fitness to participate.
About Firstat Nursing Services
Linnea Goodrich is the owner of Firstat Nursing Services, which is the only Home care Agency in San Diego that is both State licensed and certified by the Alzheimer's Association. Firstat Nursing Services has been providing a higher standard of home nursing, home health and home care services for elderly, disabled and injured people in the greater San Diego area since 1997. To pick up a copy of her free report "Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider," Visit, http://www.FirstatOfSanDiego.com