Physical well-being is vital for seniors, especially since their bones get brittle as they age. Seniors suffering from mobility issues or poor balance look for ways to assist them in addressing these problems.
Depending on the severity of pain or ailment, here are a few ideas to help seniors restore their physical functions:
1. Light Exercise - movement doesn't have to be strenuous. A moderate amount should be helpful, like walking at a steady pace for a certain period.
2. Mobility Devices - moving around using assistive devices such as canes or walkers can keep them safer and more independent.
3. Physical Therapy - programs are usually designed to help increase flexibility and endurance, especially when seniors are recovering from illnesses or accidents. Bob and Brad have created a series of free programs designed to treat common therapy problems at home. Click here to find out more.
4. Nursing Homes - medical professionals provide the highest level of care for older adults to improve their overall wellness and quality of life.
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