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We know that those living with mobility issues can become frustrated by the limitations they deal with. There is still no reason why limited mobility has to bring your loved one’s way of life to a screeching halt.

U.S. Census numbers report 47 million seniors living in our country, and this means that there are plenty of mobility issues being experienced. A 2014 survey reported that 40% of those 65 and older have at least one disability. Of those, some two-thirds have issues with walking or climbing.

Don’t Let Mobility Issues Rain on the Parade

There is no reason why issues like arthritis, stroke or other injuries need to make boredom a common feeling for your loved one.

Here are five excellent ideas that can help keep him or her busy and active, both mentally and physically:

  1. Scrapbooking. There’s nothing better than putting old family photos into some creative scrapbooks. Your loved one will enjoy reliving those memories of old, and you can enjoy hearing some fun stories from the past.
  2. The great outdoors. We all love the boost being outdoors can provide, and elderly can be no different. Make sure your loved one is enjoying the warm summer months from shaded areas and isn’t overheating.
  3. Exercise. Limited mobility doesn’t mean exercise opportunities are gone, it just means trying some different routes. There are chair exercises and chair yoga classes your loved one could enjoy. There are even balance exercises for those using a walker.
  4. Bingo. Not only is bingo a fun day or night out for your loved one, but it is something that gives him or her the opportunity to get some quality socialization in, too.
  5. Creative activities. Things like painting, sculpting, crafts, etc. can be a way for your loved one to combat depression and anxiety.

Limited mobility does not have to be the end of your loved one’s fun.

Know that Executive Care of Morristown 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.

Summertime is the perfect opportunity for some quality outdoor time for those of all ages!While there are many benefits to spending time outdoors for seniors, the hot temperatures can quickly prove dangerous for your loved one.

Changes in physiology can leave the elderly more likely to suffer from heat stress. Not only is it more difficult for their bodies to adjust to the heat to begin with, but health issues can factor in as well. The types of medication they are taking can also impact the body’s ability to regulate temperature and sweat control.

Heat Is Dangerous

Heat-related illnesses, encompassed under hyperthermia, can easily become a life-threatening danger for the elderly. Included in this list are:

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

Other factors related to health can also increase the risk of hyperthermia, so be sure you are familiar with them to help keep your loved one safe. 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.

Protecting Your Loved One

You shouldn’t worry about keeping your loved one safe from the heat, as it doesn’t have to prove difficult or time-consuming.

There are two simple ways to make sure your loved one is staying safe in the heat, and they are staying hydrated and cool.

It may be smart for older adults to increase their water intake if they are spending extra time out in the high temperatures. Also, make sure they are drinking water even when they don’t feel thirsty. Because some medical conditions and medications can call for fluid limitations, it is best to consult with their doctor as well.

The peak heat times are between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., which means your loved one should be avoiding too much exposure during these hours. It is best to stay inside an air-conditioned area during those times and not solely rely on a fan as the only source of cooling.

We can all enjoy the summertime, and these safety tips can help ensure your aging loved one is able to enjoy the fun of summer as well.

The in-home care services provided by Executive Care of Morristown 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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I’d like to convey to you how wonderful the aide Afia is for my mother’s care. She has been with her since last January and has become more than just a caregiver. She truly “cares” and is skillful in her abilities. My mom has had several health situations and her current health has improved to the best she has been in several years. Both her doctor and my family attribute a large part of that to Afia’s care. She is diligent about her diet and sleep patterns, and her “toileting” issues. All of this has contributed greatly to my mom’s overall improved health and her peace of mind as well as our family’s peace of mind. We cannot say enough about her. We are also very satisfied with Executive Care all the way around, from the billing department and everyone we speak with on the phone, very courteous and professional.
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It’s almost five years since we have been receiving caregivers through Executive Care, and I would like to take this transitional period to express our appreciation for the services you have provided thus far. We are particularly appreciative of the special attention and care Lili has given to our case. Lili has been very sensitive to our particular needs and it has been and remains important to us to have consistency in the arrangements by having Lili as our go-to person in light of Dr. E’s special needs. It is apparent that Lili has many other important responsibilities, so we wanted to thank Executive Care and Lili for the efforts she has made on our behalf.
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I have had business dealings with Executive Care for some time now and have invariably been very satisfied. The personnel have been considerate, trustworthy, capable and always responsive. They have provided a genuine physical and emotional lift to the patient, in my case an elderly, frail sister. I do not hesitate to recommend the organization for the services rendered.
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