Boca Raton, Florida offers sunshine, the seaside and great shopping. While many seniors actively participate in all that Boca Raton has to offer, some cannot – whether due to mobility issues, pain or chronic illness. Physical and mental activity is just as crucial for the elderly as for any age, but remaining active is not always easy – especially for those who live alone or need assistance. BrightStar Care in Boca Raton offers in-home care services for those who need a little bit of extra help to stay active as they age.
A companion care provider from BrightStar Care can suggest light exercises that are low impact and improve heart health, muscle mass and bone density. These might include a quick arm workout with soup cans or milk jugs (as weights) or exercises to improve balance and flexibility. Simple activities like stretching, vacuuming or pulling weeds are also light and easy activities. A senior companion can accompany you for a stroll along the beach (or in the mall when it’s rainy), or a walk around your favorite craft store. Thirty minutes of activity each day is all you need to improve your health, and this can be broken into chunks of 10-15 minutes to make it easier to accomplish.
Senior caregivers keep you mentally active, too. Whether it’s memory-provoking conversations, word search puzzles or your favorite hobby, your home caregiver will keep you active and engaged.
Let’s not forget transportation services! A BrightStar Care home companion can get you where you need to go – the grocery story, a doctor’s appointment or fun times with friends.
For extra assistance around the house, a home care provider assists with home support services such as light housekeeping and meal preparation services.