You are never too old to set new goals. And making New Year’s Resolutions is certainly not an activity exclusive to young people. With 2019 now in full swing, it’s the ideal time for seniors to set some things in motion for a happier, healthier and more prosperous new year. As you are surely aware, most New Year’s Resolutions are health related – both physical and mental. This, of course, goes double for seniors.
Encourage a “Take It Easy” Approach
The first step in assisting the senior in your life with his/her 2019 objectives is to encourage a positive mindset – one that has a “take it easy” approach to achieving goals. The message here is to not allow your elderly loved one to put too much pressure on him/herself.
“New Year’s resolutions do not have to be so epic and life changing that they attempt to solve one’s biggest problems,” explains Natalie Drugan on SeniorAdvisor.com, “Often times, when one tries to take on too much too fast, the results are not as positive. A better approach is to take small positive steps forward that will lead to considerable and sustainable change in the future.”
Get Them to Get Physical!
Just as New Year’s Resolutions are not age-exclusive, neither is the need for exercise. In fact, as HealthinAging.com reports, the American Geriatrics Society’s Health in Aging Foundation champions physical activity for older adults, especially if they have heart disease, diabetes or arthritis. Make 2019 the year your elderly loved one commits to participating in more physical activities to benefit his/her health.
Naturally, engaging in mild to moderate exercising is the key here. “Exercises such as tai chi, water aerobics, walking, and stretching can also help you control your weight, build your muscles and bones, and improve your balance, posture, and mood,” details HealthinAging.com.
Seek to Prevent Slips and Falls
It’s no secret that slips and falls are among a senior’s worst nightmares. As HealthinAging.com reminds us, “one in every three older adults falls each year — and falls are a leading cause of injuries and death among older adults.” Light exercise will help to promote strength, balance and flexibility. This should go a long way in keeping your elderly loved one on his/her feet. However, it’s also important to be mindful of the tripping hazards that may exist in your home.
This is especially vital in the bathroom. “Eliminate items in your home that are easy to trip over, like throw rugs,” insists HealthinAging.com, “Insert grab bars in your bathtub or shower, and install night lights so it’s easier to see at night.”
Add a Shower Bay Portable Shower to Your Home!
Make 2019 the year when you completely remove the possibility of your elderly loved one slipping and falling in the bathroom. Because Shower Bay is a portable shower that can be snapped together in any room of the home with a faucet nearby, it eliminates any risk of slipping and falling in the shower.
Allow us to help you and your elderly loved one to have your happiest year yet! If you have any questions about our Shower Bay portable showers, please don’t hesitate to contact Forward Day to ask them. Give us a call at 1-877-593-4461 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org