Your senior may not feel as if she’s seeing any benefits from her exercise program, which can be discouraging. Even if your elderly family member isn’t seeing the scale move, these signs can let her know that the good things are happening.
Her Energy Levels Are Higher
Regular exercise helps your aging family member to boost her energy levels naturally, without having to rely on anything else. With higher energy levels, your senior may be more able to take on tasks that she’s not been able to handle on her own before.
She’s Sleeping Better
Another happy side effect of an exercise plan that is working well is that your elderly family member is able to sleep better at night. This helps her to fully rest so that she’s able to do all that she wants to do the next day.
Daily Tasks Are Easier
You may still feel better having senior care providers and other family members helping out with regular daily tasks, but they can be much easier for your aging family member to do after a few months of exercise. As her sleep and energy levels improve, she’s better able to handle daily stress.
She’s Experiencing Less Pain
Exercise can help to build muscles and reduce pain that typically plagues your aging adult. If she’s having significant pain, though, working with a physical therapist might be the right option. The idea of “no pain no gain” isn’t accurate when it comes to your aging family member, either. She doesn’t need to be experiencing pain to get a solid workout.
Other Health Conditions Are Improving
One big reason that your aging adult’s doctor might recommend exercise is as a solution for some of her other health problems. As your senior exercises more frequently, she may start to notice that some of those health conditions are improving and she’s feeling better than ever.
Always be sure to talk to your senior’s doctor about any exercise routine she wants to start. Her doctor may want to monitor her throughout, which is the best way to spot when she’s becoming healthier.
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“My desire to enter into nursing started when one of my older sisters died of kidney disease due to lack of care. At age 15, I decided to enter into nursing so that I could provide quality care to patients.Upon arrival in United States at 21 years of age, I enrolled in T.C Willliams School of Practical Nursing while working as a nursing assistant at a nursing home. I also worked as a part-time home health aide to take of the elderly. After completion of my practical nurse education, I worked in geriatric psychiatry unit at Dominion Hospital and Arlington Correctional facility mental health unit.
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I held that position for 2 years and as an Administrator, and for another 2 years until Access Home Care was found in 2004."
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