Caring for Seniors with Mobility Problems

Caring for Seniors with Mobility Problems

Aging is an unavoidable part of life. Weakening of joints and muscles are one of the many declining health conditions seniors face. Mobility issues can cause accidents such as falls, injuries, and can lead to depression.  Aging brings many challenges which impact the quality and longevity of our life. 

Here are some tips to prevent and address the mobility issues 

Clear the clutter:

Get rid of clutter and remove unwanted or unnecessary furniture.  Make sure to clear pathways and provide enough space for walking through. Seniors who use walkers or wheelchairs, need a well-organized living space free of obstacles. 

Installing ramps indoor and outdoor will help to provide support while they have unsteady feet or balance issues. It will make them feel safer and more comfortable while moving.

Home modifications:

Proper positioning of racks, drawers and shelves and replacing kitchen cabinets with drawers and pull-down shelves will make it easier for them to access items. 

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Stay Active: 

In order to avoid further deterioration of muscles it is necessary to stay active. Simple physical exercises like walking can help to regain lost mobility. Consulting with a doctor or a therapist to help develop a safe exercise routine is recommended.

Maintain a healthy diet and a proper weight:

Eat nutritious, balanced meals. Take all prescribed medications timely. Keep track of daily physical activities and daily bowel movements.

Doctor Appointments:

Schedule an appointment with your doctor or therapist if any of your drugs cause mobility problems. Seniors must discuss the effect of medications with their physicians.

Others:

Test eyesight and hearing ability at regular intervals as they can also cause mobility problems and falls.

  • Make sure your footwear is comfortable.
  • Have assistance while performing exercises or going out.
  • Look for community activities that keep seniors mobilized.  

How can Absolute Senior Home Care help you?

Our team of caregivers specializes in providing one-on-one assistance in all areas of personal care and companionship. Our caregivers are fully trained and have years of experience in senior care. We ensure daily proper diets are followed, medications are taken timely, offer proper hygiene and personal care assistance, encourage daily activities and exercise, and give our clients the companionship needed to socialize during our visits. We specialize in personalized in-homecare based on our client’s needs and conditions. Our caregivers are fully background screened and are Registered Home Care Aides with the State of California Home Care Bureau. They are fully trained in COVID-19 Prevention Compliance methods.

 

We provide free in-home assessments. Please call us at 619-410-2390 or visit http://absoluteseniorcare.com/

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