Limited Mobility Doesn’t Have to Hamper Your Loved One’s Fun | Executive Care of Freehold
Your loved one may suffer from mobility issues, either temporary or permanent ones. If those mobility issues seem daunting and like they will limit activity options, they don’t have to.
U.S. Census numbers report 47 million seniors living in our country, and this means that there are plenty of mobility issues being experienced. It was discovered 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.
Just because your loved one has limited mobility doesn’t have to mean his or her fun comes to a halt.
Bringing Fun Back to Those With Limited Mobility
Mobility issues can be brought on by things like arthritis, stroke and injuries. Your loved one can turn his or her focus from mobility issues to getting back to fun with these ideas:
- Scrapbooking. If your loved one has a collection 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.
- The great outdoors. Being outdoors can give anyone a mood lift, regardless of their age. Your loved one can enjoy the nice summer months from the safety of a shaded area, making sure he or she doesn’t get too overheated.
- Exercise options. Just because his or her 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 balance through walker exercises.
- Bingo. It may seem stereotypical, but don’t count out the game of bingo! Not only is it a fun outing, but it’s also a way for your loved one to get some socialization in.
- 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!
Your loved one can say goodbye to the downer days brought on by limited mobility in plenty of ways, especially through the ideas listed above.
Know that Executive Care of Freehold 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.