Maintaining the Fun in Life Despite Mobility Issues | Executive Care of Scottsdale
Limited mobility is something that may impact a large number of aging adults, be it temporarily or permanently. There’s no need for their joy for life to dwindle though, as there are still plenty of activities that can be enjoyed.
It has been reported by the U.S. Census that our country’s population includes approximately 47 million seniors. They also noted that, in 2014, nearly 40% of people 65 and older suffered from at least one disability. Most of those issues were related to climbing stairs or walking.
Keeping the Excitement Going
There are many health conditions, such as arthritis and complications from a stroke or a fall, that could leave your loved one with limited mobility. However, research has come a long way in studying different activities people can enjoy while being unable to get around like they used to.
Listed below are some suggestions of activities that can work well for those with mobility issues:
- Scrapbooking. If your loved one has a collection 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.
- Getting outdoors Being outside is stimulating and relaxing at the same time. The fresh air, the breezes and sounds of nature are to be enjoyed. Just make sure the temperature is comfortable and there is a way to come in from outdoors if conditions should change outside.
- Regular exercise. Who says you have to be on your feet to exercise? There are so many activity centers that offer exercise sessions for those who need low-key activities—meaning for those with physical hindrances. These classes are modified for those who need to sit or use a walker, further aiding with balanceissues.
- Bingo. Ah, yes! Bingo. What better way to socialize but with friendly competition while keeping the mind active?
- 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!
There is no need to stop enjoying life just because a person can’t get around. Different activities, like the ones mentioned above, can help keep your loved one active both physically and mentally.
Know that Executive Care of Scottsdale 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.