“According to a report by the Surgeon General, inactive people are more likely to have increased instances of illness and injury as well as being twice as likely to develop heart disease,” said Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services in San Diego, CA.
“Unfortunately, elderly people are often afraid to exercise. They are worried about injuring themselves, they are tired, and most of all, many just don’t know how to get exercise safely,” continued Goodrich. Having the help of a skilled nurse for home health care can go a long way in protecting beloved family members from the serious effects of inactivity as they age.
Here are few things to consider:
How a Skilled Nurse Can Help Seniors with Traditional Exercises – A skilled nurse can work with seniors and their physicians to create a safe and effective exercise routine. Exercise is known for more than just its physical benefits. The release of endorphins from even a mild workout helps fight depression.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, depression affects more than 6.5 million Americans over the age of 65. A lot of times, according to NAMI, seniors do not address symptoms of depression because it is considered ‘normal’ or a natural reaction to the effects of aging. Working with seniors every day to make sure they are getting enough exercise while providing encouragement and proper care to ensure their elderly patients are doing movements correctly will help keep seniors healthier and happier.
How a Skilled Nurse Can Provide Exercise around the Home for Seniors – Along with traditional exercises, a skilled nurse can help seniors find fun ways to get in daily activity. By helping them attend to gardening activities and normal household chores, a skilled nurse not only keeps seniors active, but helps them retain a sense of pride and happiness from caring for the homes they love.
Getting Out of the House with a Skilled Nurse – Skilled nursing care can also benefit seniors by getting them out of the house and moving around. By taking them to regular appointments such as doctor’s visits, and helping them run regular errands such as shopping, skilled nurses help seniors remain active and in control of their lives. A skilled nurse can also help seniors walk daily for exercise and to get them into the fresh air, and let them visit with neighbors and friends. A home health care provider can even make sure seniors are able to get to family functions to provide better mental and emotional health
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People wanting to learn more are encouraged to visit the company website and pick up a copy of their free report “Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider," Visit, http://firstatofsandiego.com/
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://firstatofsandiego.com
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