Staying active and engaged in life is important for everyone. However making that happen as age, illness, and disability present themselves can be a serious challenge.
Staying active offers huge benefits both mentally and physically for seniors. It might seem like everyone in the Bay Area “knows this,” given how busy parks are in Palo Alto, the trails around the Bay are in Menlo Park, or the hills to the back of Stanford University can be on a nice Spring day. However, not all Seniors may be as active as they should be. Keeping busy helps to ward off depression, to keep the physical body functioning more effectively, and to help support mental function.
There are so many possibilities for helping your loved one to participate in activities through companion care from NuevaCare! Whatever their interests might be, and whatever kinds of activities they might enjoy, we can help.
Here are a few examples of at home activities that our professional caregivers can assist seniors and others needing home care with.
Listening to music
Calling family members and friends
Exercise and stretching
Cooking favorite dishes
These are just a few of the at home activities that our in home caregivers can help your loved one to participate with. Most every kind of activity that your loved one might enjoy can be made possible with the help of our trained staff.
It’s important to realize that activities for seniors and those with disabilities aren’t limited to those that can be completed at home. If your loved one is well enough to leave home, there are many more possibilities!
Shopping centers – from Stanford Shopping Mall to Valley Fair, and all other malls in between.
Local parks – we’re lucky to have many wonderful local parks including the San Francisco Bay Area Wildlife Refuge at the foot of the Dumbarton Bridge.
Again, these are just some examples of the things that the trained caregivers at NuevaCare can help your loved one with. We’re here to help create an enriching and stimulating environment that helps those with limitations to feel comfortable and safe within.
A helping hand of support
Sometimes all someone needs is a little support and encouragement in order to participate in enriching activities. That support can come in the form of an in-home caregiver who can facilitate activities to help bring fulfillment to daily life for your loved one.
Some common issues that can limit the ability of individuals to do the activities that they want to do might include:
These are all issues that the professional caregivers at NuevaCare can assist with, helping your loved one to maintain a level of activity that will allow them to continue to participate in activities.
Senior care and disability care mean more than just helping your loved one to perform daily living tasks, it’s about improving the quality of life that they experience. At NuevaCare we believe in a social and whole person model of personal care, founded on the idea that life doesn’t have to be limited for your loved ones as they age.
Our interactive model of care ensures that your loved one can still take part in activities that they enjoy, leading them to live happier and healthier lives.
To learn more about how NuevaCare can support your loved one in the quest to stay active, simply give us a call at 650-396-3596, chat live with one of our representatives right now, or submit the form to the right. A highly trained professional from our office will contact you immediately to discuss your specific needs and to set up an free in home assessment.
Palo Alto Factoid
Palo Alto University (PAU) is a private, nonprofit educational institution, founded in 1975 as the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP), an independent, professional school. PGSP was first accredited in 1986 by the regional accrediting body, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It has been continuously accredited since then. PGSP re-incorporated as Palo Alto University in August 2009. PAU is dedicated to education with an emphasis in the behavioral and social sciences; to promoting future innovators and leaders for the benefit of society; to generating knowledge through research and scholarship of the highest level; and to providing services to the community informed by science and scholarship.