Keep the Excitement in Your Loved One’s Life Regardless of Mobility Issues | Executive Care of Richmond
Mobility issues are experienced by a multitude of Americans, and certainly can put a cramp in one’s lifestyle. But one of the important things to remember is that limited mobility is not something that needs to take the fun out of life.
The U.S. Census reports some 47 million seniors living in America, which means there are plenty of mobility issues being experienced. A 2014 study found that 40% of those 65 and older have at least one disability, with two-thirds of those responding to a survey saying they had 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, but these don’t mean your loved one’s life needs to be less fun.
Here are some fun ideas that anyone dealing with limited mobility can try:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 balance through walker exercises.
- Bingo. Not only is bingo a fun day or night out for your loved one, but it is something that gives him or her the opportunity to get some quality socialization in, too.
- Creative activities. Things like painting, sculpting, crafts, etc. can be a way for your loved one to combat depression and anxiety.
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 Richmond 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.