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If your aging loved one is looking for an active and independent lifestyle, getting daily exercise is especially important! However, many seniors have some joint pain or mobility limitations that can make regular exercise very difficult.
So, what can these individuals do? Let’s take a look at some low-impact exercises that are easy for people with limited mobility to work into their daily routine!
Believe it or not, even walking is a form of exercise. This basic way of getting around has low impact on the joints and is great for the body and the heart.
Even if your loved one is out of shape or not up for walking around much, you can help him or her get into the habit of walking over a few weeks. Just getting up to walk for as little as 10 minutes a day can make a huge difference.
Walking isn’t the best option for everyone! Seniors who rely on a walker or wheelchair to get around may struggle with even a short daily walk.
Don’t be discouraged! There are some great chair exercises that can be done while seated.
Start with some upper body chair exercises to strengthen the arms and improve upper body range of motion. Warm up with some simple arm stretches and shoulder circles.
Next, use some light weights or canned foods to perform some basic strength exercises. Pull the elbows back, weights in hand, and squeeze the shoulder blades to perform a seated row. After a few reps, move on to some slow shoulder rolls—make sure to hold onto those weights!
Finish the chair workout with some abdominal twists to work the core and stretch the back.
Swimming on its own is a great full-body exercise that’s well-known for being low impact. Make that water workout more intense and more interesting by mixing in some swimming exercises, too!
Stretch and strengthen the legs by using a kickboard or the side of the pool for some quick kicks or slow leg swings.
Limited mobility in the legs or hips? Try standing on the floor of the pool or treading water and doing some arm exercises like arm circles, curls or chest flies. Use water weights for even more of a workout!
Keeping your loved ones healthy and independent is our top priority at Executive Care of Freehold. Visit us online to learn more about our services!
Not all seniors have the time, energy or desire to spend a lot of time cooking. These delicious recipes provide all the needed nutrients without requiring a ton of time.
Don’t let your loved ones skip the most important meal of the day! These balanced breakfast recipes are as fast as they are tasty.
Get the day started fast with a microwave-friendly banana split oatmeal. This is a versatile recipe that can make a sweet breakfast or a healthy dessert.
For people who like more savory breakfast foods, an eggy breakfast frittata makes a great choice! This recipe comes together surprisingly quickly and serves two people.
Salads are fast and filling! Get out some lettuce, veggies and leftover meat to make a tasty salad of your choice, or try one of these great recipes:
A Chinese chicken cabbage salad is nutritious, delicious and can make great use of precooked chicken. If Napa cabbage isn’t available, try subbing romaine lettuce instead!
A classic three bean salad makes a great side dish for family gatherings, but can also be made the night before for a hearty lunch!
A Greek salad makes a great side dish for any lunch plan, but it can also be a meal on its own with the addition of your meat of choice.
Want a sweet, fruity salad? This low-calorie, nutritionally dense poppyseed fruit salad is a great go-to!
Whether your family’s got an instant pot or a slow cooker, few things are easier than one-dish dinners. These delicious ideas provide maximum flavor with minimum effort!
There isn’t anything quite as filling as a beef stew! This one-pot recipe comes together most quickly in an instant pot, but can also be made in a slow cooker.
This one pot chicken teriyaki recipe can feed the entire family for a night or one person for a week! A pressure cooker will bring this dinner together the fastest.
This one pot vegetarian chili is here to spice up dinner for our senior vegetarians!
Quality home care for your aging loved ones is our priority at Executive Care of Freehold. Visit our website to learn more about our services!
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.Cindi E
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.Judge Naomi E
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.Samuel S
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To be the Home Care company of choice for clients, their families, caregivers and our community.
What makes Executive Care unique is our devotion to client experience. At Executive Care, providing our clients with peace of mind is more than a corporate mission statement; it is the sole reason for doing what we do.