We know that many seniors can deal with mobility issues, either temporary or permanent ones. Fortunately, there are still plenty of ways they can enjoy themselves.

With there being 47 million seniors living in the United States per the U.S. Census, it should come as no shock that mobility issues abound. It was revealed in 2014 that 40% of those 65 and older have at least one disability. Of those, some two-thirds admitted to having issues with walking or climbing.

Mobility issues aside, the fun can continue for your aging loved one.

Enjoyable Activities for Those With Limited Mobility

While health conditions like arthritis, strokes and other injuries might make moving around more difficult for your loved one, it doesn’t mean he or she needs to stay cooped up and bored at home.

The following five activities are just some of the many your loved one can enjoy:

  1. Scrapbooking. If your loved one has a plethora of old family photos stored away in boxes at home, a scrapbook could be just the ticket. Your loved one will get to take a trip through memory lane and you can join in as he or she relives those excellent moments.
  2. Quality time outside. Nothing can beat the mood booster that being outdoors can provide. With the summer months here, sitting outside in a shaded area can prove a boon for the soul. It’s important that too much time in the heat is not had though.
  3. Exercise options. Just because mobility may be limited, that doesn’t mean exercise stops being an option. Your loved one can enjoy chair exercises, chair yoga and even focus on his or her balance through walker exercises.
  4. Bingo. Don’t knock the activity, as it is an excellent way for your loved one to get out, enjoy a fun game and spend time with his or her friends. Socialization is always a beneficial aspect!
  5. Embracing the creative side. It is known that depression and anxiety can be minimized by participating in creative activities like painting, drawing, crafts and sculpting. Fun, creative and engaging—you can’t go wrong there!

Mobility issues do not have to keep your loved one trapped at home, and thanks to ideas like those listed above, he or she can still find plenty of enjoyment out of life!

Know that Executive Care of North Dallas 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.

The summer season is here, and with it comes more opportunities for those of all ages to spend quality time outdoors.

There can be many benefits to spending time outdoors for the elderly, but if not monitored, the heat could become too much for them.

Changes in physiology can leave elderly adults more open to suffer issues from heat stress. The aging process can make it more difficult for the body to adjust to sudden temperature changes, and this could also be influenced by medical issues, medications and general issues with regulating temperature or sweat.

Dangerous Heat

Heat-related illnesses, encompassed under hyperthermia, are not only risky, but can become deadly in the right circumstances. These illnesses can include:

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

The risk of hyperthermia can be influenced by other health-related issues. Knowing what those are can turn out to be a lifesaver. 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 a great deal overweight or underweight
  • Reduced sweating from medications like diuretics, sedatives, etc.

Keeping Your Loved One Safe in the Heat

Worried that keeping your loved one safe from the heat will be a tall order? Don’t be! Helping him or her staying cool doesn’t have to be a challenge.

There are two easy ways to keep your loved one safe in the heat: make sure he or she is staying hydrated and cool.

Don’t allow your loved one to solely rely on a fan for cooling purposes, and be sure he or she is spending enough time inside air-conditioned buildings. The peak heat times are between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., so it’s best for prolonged exposure to be limited during them.

Upping water intake when spending time in the sun is wise, and encourage your loved one to drink even when he or she is not thirsty. Be advised: There can be health conditions and medications that call for fluid limitations, so it’s always best to consult with the doctor about what is the right amount of fluid for your loved one to take in.

This season is one to be enjoyed by all, 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 North Dallas 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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