In Home Personal Services’ caregivers provide ambulation exercise services to help your loved one increase range of motion, strength, balance endurance and walk pattern. Through regular and consistent exercise, seniors are able to remain independent, healthy and active.
For seniors that might have difficulty walking, learning to safely move from bed to chair, or from wheelchair to toilet, we can help them live independently and increase their confidence. Through active exercise, we can reduce the risk of falling by introducing the “Cycle of Activity” where the participant goes through a conditioning process which leads to, increased mobility, increased balance, increased confidence, safety awareness, and increased activity.
Many times our caretakers become less necessary as the senior becomes less dependent on their care. As active exercises are a great way to increase mobility it might be a good idea to also look into durable medical equipment. Wheelchairs, rollators, walkers, and canes should also be used when necessary.
When people are preparing for active exercise, it is usually a good idea to introduce mechanical aids to the treatment. This way if a loss of balance should occur, steadiness can be quickly obtained. After a fall or long bed rest, many times people suffer from muscle weakness caused by decreased activity which leads to a lack of confidence moving around. Many think that without support or mechanical aids they will not be able to move on their own. Active exercises can help reduce the fear associated with a fall or near fall and regain confidence.
A combination of activity and exercise is used to counter the effects of prolonged bed rest or immobilization. In Home Personal Services can provide general conditioning exercises to help maintain cardiovascular fitness.