Elder Home Care Mobility Solutions
Comfort Keepers flexible elder home care plans for the seniors of Fairfax, Northern Virginia
The older population of Fairfax, VA, is growing fast, and folks are living longer. This is all wonderful news. Those inevitable consequences of aging, though, become troublesome for some seniors. The good news is that those who need quality elder home care have got it.
Given the choice, the majority of Fairfax's seniors prefer to age at home. This wasn't always an option as people became less able, but it's an option today. Declining mobility is one of the biggest concerns.
How Elder Home Care Helps With Mobility
Up until more recent times, many seniors saw declining mobility as a downward spiral. Today, however, we know it's possible to improve mobility and then maintain it.
We understand that some cases of immobility are the result of the mind as well as the body. Every case is different. But the point is it's often nowhere near as problematic as many think it is. It's an important area of concern because a person who becomes less mobile can suffer physical, social, and psychological consequences. It's why Comfort Keepers of Fairfax, VA, take it so seriously.
This list highlights the common causes of age-related mobility issues (in no particular order):
- Low physical activity
- Overweight or clinically obese
- Diminished strength & balance
- Chronic diseases such as arthritis and diabetes
- Symptoms of depression
- Loss of cognitive skills
- Long hospitalization spells
- Recovering from surgery
- Excessive alcohol intake
- Feelings of helplessness (for whatever reasons)
Common Solutions For Senior Mobility Issues
Comfort Keepers has a unique methodology for elder home care we call the Interactive Caregiving™ approach. We can't make you as mobile as a youth, but in most cases, we can improve a client's mobility and agility levels from before we met them.
Interactive Caregiving™ involves carefully developed fun and effective ways to get the body moving and the mind working. Having a better mental outlook plays a huge role in how the body responds at the physical level.
We work in tandem with responsive clients to achieve these realistic goals. Because every person's case is different, our approach also differs between clients. First, we assess the person's current ability levels. We then devise a plan of action that sets realistic goals. Once reached, we help clients to maintain whatever extra mobility they've been able to develop.
More Mobility Means More Independence
Even a tiny improvement in a person's mobility can result in more independence and a better outlook on life. The mission of Comfort Keepers in Fairfax Virginia is a simple one. It's to help seniors live happy, independent lives in the comfort of their own homes.
Mobility assistance belongs in our personal care plans. Other personal services include bathing & grooming, toileting, feeding and special diet, transferring & positioning, and much more. Our general elder home care plans are more domestic in nature. We serve in areas such as light housekeeping, laundry, transportation, and companionship care.
To discover how our plans can help you or a loved one, please contact us by message or phone. We'd be happy to arrange a free consultation to discuss your situation and our range of services. Our number is (703) 520-2189.
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