You probably know that exercise and physical activity are good for you. Studies have shown that many health benefits arise due to staying physically active. It can improve the mental and physical well being of people who are frail or have certain diseases associated with aging. Physical activity can help you maintain your strength as you age as well as improve your health and independence.
At Our Parents Home in Scottsdale, Arizona, we are an assisted living home that prides itself on maintaining an active environment that encourages the residents to participate, whithin the range of their physical ability. We offer stretch classes, light yoga classes and offer a wide variety of other activities to keep the residents engaged and active. If needed, we can even have Physical Therapy come in to work one on one with the residents. Health experts say that older adults should try to be as active as possible to either improve their health with diseases they already have or prevent other medical issues from occurring.
When senior adults stop doing physical activity, they start to lose the ability to do things on their own. They are reluctant to exercise, thinking they well harm themselves, which in fact makes them have more doctor visits, more hospitalizations, and need for more medication for different illnesses.
Our Parents Home will make sure your loved one is up and moving, engage them in physical activity of that day, and help them grow stronger and feel better.