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3 Activities that Can Get the Senior Outside with Home Care

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More and more Americans are choosing a sedentary lifestyle these days. That means they prefer to Home Care in Madison FLremain home, watching TV, playing video games, and even avoiding various activities. Getting outside can have tremendous benefits to not only emotional health and well-being, but it can also offer physical benefits and even mental ones.

Getting outside for an elderly individual who has difficulty getting around may seem almost impossible. The vast majority of family caregivers in the United States have a tendency to focus on safety and security for their elderly loved ones as opposed to encouraging activities and a higher quality of life. In this situation, a family caregiver may discourage their loved one from going to the park or going outside for a walk, simply because they don’t see the total benefits of that and worry about what might happen if the senior slipped and fell on one of those walks.

June is Great Outdoors Month and there are many wonderful benefits to getting outside and spending at least some amount of time outdoors for people of all ages, including seniors. Finding the right activities means finding those that are safe and comfortable for the senior himself or herself.

Here are three activities to consider for the senior who relies on some type of care at home.

Activity #1: Going to the park.

Just going to the park and walking around or sitting on a bench can be extremely beneficial. It provides the senior with fresh air, some level of exercise, and even mental stimulation. Watching other people walking around, playing Frisbee, feeding the birds, checking out wildlife, and more will be a change of pace from the daily doldrums of seeing the same walls and rooms within their home.

Activity #2: Consider a trip to the zoo.

The zoo is an outdoor venue, even though most of them have indoor exhibits as well. A trip to the zoo can bring back wonderful memories for the senior, especially from their youth if they went to the zoo as a child.

Activity #3: An outdoor art exhibit.

Summertime is when many towns throughout the country have various exhibits, galleries, and even fares along Main Street or some other section of the town.

These three activities are just simple examples of the many wonderful experiences that are just waiting for the senior. Anyone who truly wants what’s best for his or her elderly loved one should encourage them to get outside at least once a month, at a minimum.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Madison, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today: (FL) 850-386-5552 , (GA) 229-236-5552 . Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida & South Georgia

Brian Moran, RN, Marketing Director, Partner

Marketing Director, Partner at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care
Brian Moran, RN is both a Partner and Director of Marketing for Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. Brian has worked at the Bellevue Hospital in NYC, Tallahassee Community Hospital, Select Specialty Hospital and has over 12 years’ experience as a home health care nurse at American Home Patient. Since joining Hopewell In-Home Senior Care in 2008, Brian has used his knowledge of health care and local resources to help seniors in Tallahassee, FL navigate the medical resource maze. His goal is to assist seniors and their families by increasing awareness, affordability and quality of in-home caregiver services for those who wish to age in place.