Dec 22, 2017 by Alan White
It is often a challenge to introduce a wellness program to your parent, especially when they may believe they are too old. However, Comfort Keepers suggests that age is not always a factor. Sometimes the problem with wellness is just a lack of knowledge about food and exercise, and other times it is about a lack of support from peers and family members. These are important parts of pursuing wellness, and your loved one may not have them, but will use their age as an excuse not to try. We believe that pursuing a healthy lifestyle is worthwhile, and that being older does not mean being incapable.
Wellness begins with healthy emotions. If your parent is depressed or lonely, then wellness programs will only go so far. Your mom or dad may need emotional or psychological assistance to support them in changing their mindset and getting out of their chair to go for a walk. Comfort Keepers’ caregivers can help with this by providing companionship. With a friend to walk beside, it’s easier to take that first step. Each subsequent exercise makes future ones easier, and your loved one may begin to see life in a new perspective.
Once mom or dad starts to feel well, they will be more open to good nutrition and Comfort Keepers can help them eat nutritious meals and maintain their exercise regimen. If your loved one needs assistance with shopping, transportation, or meal planning, our caregiving team is available to help them. And with a wellness program in place, your loved one’s quality of life can rise dramatically! Exercise and nutrition tend to lead to fewer injuries, and a healthier emotional state may stave off illnesses like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Make sure your loved one lives well with help from home care services.
Comfort Keepers of Gainesville serves Alto, Baldwin, Braselton, Chestnut Mountain, Clarkesville, Clayton, Clermont, Cleveland and Helen, Commerce, Cornelia, Dacula, Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Demorest, Gainesville, Homer, Hoschton, Lakemont, Lula, Maysville, Mount Airy, Mountain City, Murrayville, Oakwood, Rabun County, Rabun Gap, Sautee-Nacoochee, Tallulah Falls, Toccoa, Toccoa Falls, Turnerville, and other areas near Gainesville, Georgia.