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Exercise Isn’t Easy for Seniors, but it May Be Essential for Recovery

How difficult is it for people in their 40s, 50s, or 60s to exercise? While it may still be relatively simple and straightforward, it can also be more exhausting, taxing, and difficult to do the same type of workout routine that one did in their 20s or 30s. When a person reaches 65 and over, when they’re considered seniors, exercise may not be their top priority any longer.

Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates in Cherry Hill NJ: Exercise and Recovery

Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates in Cherry Hill NJ: Exercise and Recovery

Because of the difficulty in continuing with these exercise routines, some seniors simply give them up. They might cut back on the type of exercises or repetitions that they do each time, and eventually they walk away from them completely.

If they have some type of medical emergency or injuries sustained in an accident that landed them in the hospital, they may be facing several weeks or even months of recovery. If that’s the case, exercise may be one of the things their doctor recommends to help them recover.

This is where they may need help.

A person who has difficulty getting out of bed, walking down the hall, and even preparing a healthy meal for themselves might not see exercise as being realistic in any way. By considering home care options, hiring a home care aide, series of caregivers, a visiting nurse, or even a physical therapist, the senior can still focus on exercise but also do it in a safer and healthier manner.

Exercise workouts are going to be extremely difficult.

It doesn’t matter whether that person is in their 70s, 80s, or 90s. Doing any type of rigorous exercise is going to be extremely difficult. This is going to be exacerbated if they haven’t been exercising for a long, long time.

Even the simplest activities or routines might be extremely difficult or complicated now. As they’ve lost a lot of muscle through the years and this medical emergency caused them to lose even more strength, they might have to start way back at square one, and that may cause them to be completely discouraged from continuing on.

If the doctor has recommended exercise, it is important.

It’s easy to assume somebody who had a heart attack, for example, should not exercise, but more and more medical professionals agree that exercise is one of the best things anyone can do to strengthen the heart. Doing the right types of exercises, not overdoing it, and avoiding injury when they exercise is essential.

Relying on a home care aide who has a great deal of experience with this would be one of the best options any senior could consider to improve their chances of making a good recovery.

For home care to reduce hospital readmission rates in Cherry Hill, NJ, and the surrounding areas, call and talk to us at Home to Stay Healthcare Solutions (856) 720-0100.

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Andrew Dubler

I am the Owner of Home to Stay of Cherry Hill, NJ. Home to Stay is a licensed New Jersey home care agency, providing full service home care support, both live-in and hourly, for elderly and other NJ clients. Services include: light housekeeping, personal care, meal preparation, family respite, errands, etc. In general, a customized plan is designed with the client’s particular situation in mind. We use NJ State Certified Home Health Care Aides.

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