Homecare Agency In El Cajon Provides Tips for Seniors Looking to Maintain Their Independence. Offers Free Online Needs Assessment to Help Families Understand Senior Care Options.
Feb 19, 2018 /prREACH/ -- Firstat Nursing Services, an El Cajon Home Care Agency supports National Senior Independence Month in February.
Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services says that families are learning now that the longer they can help their senior loved ones remain independent, the more emotionally and physically healthy they will be.
Here are three ways senior citizens can maintain their independence:
Stay Active – Doing healthy exercises like stretching and age-appropriate strength training helps seniors maintain their lifestyle longer and is emotionally healthy as well. Along with their physician, a senior citizen can rely on their home care specialist to develop a personalized exercise plan, and also get out to enjoy some outdoor activities such as walking when physically possible.
Get Rid of the Mess – Clutter accumulates easily in any home, but it can have some problematic issues for senior citizens. An overly cluttered home, even when it is valuable, can create emotional stress. The worst part of having too much clutter around a home for a senior citizen is a physical hazard issue. Clutter in a room can make it more difficult to navigate, and even dangerous in some situations.
Some types of clutter, such as old newspapers and magazines, may also cause breathing issues and allergies. A health care professional can help a senior citizen organize their treasured items, and determine with them what items are no longer necessary, to make the home safe, as well as emotionally healthy.
Create Accessibility – One of the hardest things for the elderly to do is get out of the house. But, it is also one of the most important ways to avoid depression that is so prevalent in senior health. Being able to get out and enjoy the fresh air, as well as running errands like shopping or getting to the doctor means having proper access in and out of the home.
Along with having proper hand railings and ramps if necessary, sidewalks, steps, and paths need to be free of clutter and debris. A home care assistant can help make sure seasonal needs are met by having snow and ice cleared by a professional regularly. They can also keep an eye out for natural hazards such as dirt, foliage and branches or other obstacles that might cause a problem for an elderly person.
People wanting to learn more about Firstat Nursing Services are encouraged to call 619-220-7600 or visit http://firstatofsandiego.com to get a copy of this free guide, Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider.
About Firstat Nursing Services Linnea Goodrich is the owner of Firstat Nursing Services, which is the only Home Care Agency in San Diego that is both State licensed and certified by the Alzheimer's Association. Firstat Nursing Services has been providing a higher standard of home nursing, home health and home care services for elderly, disabled and injured people in the greater San Diego area since 1997.
To learn more, pick up a copy of this free guide, Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider, just call 619-220-7600 or visit http://firstatofsandiego.com.
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