Home Care Helps with Happy & Healthy – Living Longer
We are living in a time of vast change, both modern medicine and nutrition allow humans to live longer and healthier lives than ever before. Now, people can expect to live between 85 and 100 yrs. which is 15 yrs. longer than our counterparts lived half a century ago.
However, seniors have to acknowledge that with advanced age comes frailty and health concerns. A senior’s quality of life is greatly dependent on whether they continue to live independently and stay in their own home. Therefore, in-home care will continue to be an important concept for both the present and the future.
The older seniors get, the less they need to eat therefore, the quality of the food that they eat becomes increasingly important as they age. Living happily and independently as you age becomes more likely when you follow the advice from scientific studies on nutrition. Common ‘superfoods’ include salmon, flax seeds and dark chocolate.
One of the most important things seniors can do to extend and improve their lives is regular exercise. Exercise becomes increasingly important as it is important to prevent the body’s natural deterioration and maintain maximum strength and flexibility, professional caregivers are trained to motivate and support you to participate in-home exercise program. At Home Care Assistance we can help coordinate a program that is tailored to your specific needs.
Having a high quality of life includes not only the freedom to stay wherever you want but the freedom to travel. One of the unique advantages of in-home care is that it is not limited to the home, your caregiver is able to assist you with going to the shops, in the great outdoors or even in another city or country.
By now, it is clear that small changes to lifestyle can help us extend the length and quality of our life. Daily exercise, healthy eating and active social life can extend our life well past 100.