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Limited mobility, either temporary or permanent, is something that many seniors are living with. Fortunately, there are still plenty of ways they can enjoy themselves.

With the U.S. Census reporting some 47 million seniors living in the United States, it’s no surprise that mobility issues abound. It was revealed in 2014 that 40% of those 65 and older have at least one disability. Of those, some two-thirds admitted to having issues with walking or climbing.

Even if your loved one is living with a mobility issue, there’s no need for his or her fun to stop!

Enjoyable Activities for Those With Limited Mobility

Just because health conditions, such as arthritis, stroke or other injuries, may make moving around a more difficult task for your loved one doesn’t mean he or she needs to stay cooped up and bored at home.

Check out these five activities that your loved one can enjoy:

  1. Scrapbooking. If your loved one has a plethora of old family photos stored away in boxes at home, a scrapbook could be just the ticket. Your loved one will get to take a trip through memory lane, and you can join in as he or she relives those excellent moments.
  2. Quality time outside. Nothing can beat the mood booster that being outdoors can provide. With the summer months here, sitting outside in a shaded area can prove a boon for the soul. It’s important that too much time in the heat is not had though.
  3. Exercise options. Just because his or her mobility may be limited, that doesn’t mean exercise stops being an option. Your loved one can enjoy chair exercises, chair yoga and even focus on balance through walker exercises.
  4. Bingo. Don’t knock the activity, as it is an excellent way for your loved one to get out, enjoy a fun game and spend time with his or her friends. Socialization is always a beneficial aspect!
  5. Embracing the creative side. It is known that depression and anxiety can be minimized by participating in creative activities like painting, drawing, crafts and sculpting. Fun, creative and engaging—you can’t go wrong there!

Mobility issues do not have to keep your loved one trapped at home, and thanks to ideas like those listed above, he or she can still find plenty of enjoyment out of life!

Know that Executive Care of Princeton is always ready to step in and help make sure your loved one is leading the life he or she wants and deserves, right in the comfort of home. Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about our in-home care services.

Spending quality time outdoors is beneficial for all of us, seniors included.

There are plenty of benefits to enjoying some time outside, but for those in their golden years, the exposure to hot temperatures could prove more dangerous than beneficial.

Changes in physiology often result in the elderly being more susceptible to heat stress. While basic physiological changes can leave your loved one less able to adjust to the heat, persistent health issues or medications could also be impacting his or her body’s ability to regulate temperature in a healthy way.

Why Heat Is a Danger

Heat-related illnesses, which are included under hyperthermia, are able to go from slightly serious to deadly in the right conditions. These illnesses may include:

  • Heat stroke
  • Heat edema
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Heat syncope
  • Heat cramps

Don’t forget that there are other health-related issues that could increase the risk of hyperthermia. Knowing what those are could turn out to be lifesaving knowledge for your loved one. Some of these factors include:

  • Age-related changes like poor circulation and inefficient sweat glands
  • High blood pressure or other issues that call for salt-restricted diets
  • Being overweight or underweight
  • Reduced sweating from medications like diuretics, sedatives, etc.

Keeping Your Loved One Safe

Keeping your loved one safe from the dangers of heat doesn’t have to be a difficult or time-consuming task.

There are two ways to keep older adults protected from the heat, which are to make sure they are staying hydrated and cool.

Make sure your loved one isn’t waiting to drink anything until he or she feels thirsty. It’s also important to consider having him or her up fluid intake when spending time in the heat. Be mindful of potential issues certain medical conditions or medications could cause where liquids are concerned, and always check with the doctor first.

If your loved one is using a fan as the lone cooling source, know that this is not the best option from a safety standpoint. He or she should be in an air-conditioned environment as much as possible, but especially between the peak heat times, which are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

These safety tips can help ensure that your aging loved one’s summer is one that is enjoyable, beneficial and safe.

The in-home care services provided by Executive Care of Princeton can work alongside you to ensure your loved one is leading a happy and healthy life throughout the summer and whole year! Contact us today to learn more about the help we can provide.

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