How Elderly Adults Overcome Barriers to Exercise

Too many elderly adults feel that their physical limitations due to age-related health conditions are a barrier to getting regular exercise. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Even seniors in wheelchairs or with significant physical challenges can reap the benefits of a regular exercise plan. Family caregivers can play a significant role in helping their aging relatives overcome … [Read more...]

Make Sure Your Dad’s Getting in His 2,000 Steps Each Day

In BioMed Central's “How Many Steps/Day Are Enough? For Older Adults and Special Populations,” the authors look into the target numbers for seniors. After studying numerous reports, they summarized that healthy older adults should get at least 2,000 steps in every day. The more walking the seniors in the studies did, the better their overall health. You want your dad's mobility and balance … [Read more...]

How to Match Up Tasks with Potential Helpers

Home Care in Port St. Lucie FL It's not uncommon for family caregivers to feel overwhelmed and yet to have plenty of people offering help. Unfortunately, those offers of help can feel vague and, if you're overwhelmed, you really don't know what to ask them to help you do. This exercise can help you get clear on who can help and what they can do. List out People Who Can Help You've probably … [Read more...]