How to Keep Mobility Issues From Hindering Your Loved One’s Life | Executive Care of Montgomery County

 

Whether temporary or permanent, mobility issues can put a cramp in your loved one’s lifestyle. But we’ve compiled a list of some activities that can help keep the good times going.

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.

While some things may need to change, your loved one’s life does not have to come to a screeching halt due to limited mobility.

Activities That Work for Mobility Issues

Mobility issues can be brought on by things like arthritis, stroke and other injuries.

Your loved one can turn the focus from mobility issues to getting back to fun with these ideas:

  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 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.
  4. Bingo. Not only is this a way to get out of the house and have some fun, but it also serves as a form of socialization. Quite the winning combo!
  5. Embracing the creative side. Breaking out some activities like painting, drawing, sculpting and more can not only influence your loved one’s creative side, but actually help him or her fight back feelings of depression and anxiety.

Limited mobility does not have to be the end of your loved one’s fun. Instead, try out some of the above ideas and others to keep life active!

Know that Executive Care of Montgomery County 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.

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