Home Care Services for the elderly can hold the key to a longer life!

Live-in care specialists are multi-talented, meeting a variety of needs: practical, emotional and physical. As research continues to promote the benefits of exercise and advocate the latest trends, it‘s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer range of what is possible and it can be hard to know where to start.

So how can home care services for the elderly help older people have a longer, healthier life?

Consider these 3 top tips to know how live-in carers and companions can support a holistic and happy life:

Top Tip 1: Know how much exercise is ideal for older people

How much exercise do older people need? Too little and the benefits will be negligible; too much and you can cause more problems than you solve. The NHS advises that two types of exercise should be undertaken each week: aerobic and strength. Visit their website for clear guidelines to give you the confidence to get started:

https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/physical-activity-guidelines-for-older-adults.aspx

Top Tip 2: Find out which exercises to focus on and how to do them safely

It can be difficult for carers and companions to know how to get started. With photographs and instructions of how to do the exercises safely, the link below will show carefully chosen routines, covering sitting, flexibility, strength and balance:

https://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Documents/NHS_ExercisesForOlderPeople.pdf

Another useful resource is this collection of 5-minute videos of exercises and how to do them safely:

www.Seniorexercisesonline.com

Top Tip 3: Build exercise into weekly routines and facilitate friendships at the same time

Find out what’s available locally – joining an exercise class or gym can be a great way to get out and meet other, like-minded people. AgeUk has tips and advice on how older people can stay active and access local groups and classes:

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/health-wellbeing/fitness/

Home care services for the elderly can really help older people to stay fit and have a better quality of life. So, make the most of all the good advice and guidance out there and remember- it’s never too late to start!

To discuss your requirements for a live-in carer or companion contact Remarkable People today: 0118 3271170

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