In-home Caregiver in Encinitas: Seniors Can be Strong

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The In-home Caregiver in Encinitas Gives Tips on Retaining Physical Strength

The average senior, family member, and in-home caregiver in Encinitas has become accustomed to the fact that elderly people become “frail.” Their muscles lose strength and endurance; their bones become weaker and more brittle; and the general speed of their activity slows down. Some scientists, however, tell us that frailty is not inevitable. Those seniors who defy the pattern and remain strong long into their elderly years may, in fact, be the ones following the normal course of nature.

Why Do We Get Weaker?

It’s logical for us to assume that our body will simply wear down after many years of use. As our parents get up in years, we might encourage them to slow down and accept the fact that they will not be able to get around as well as they used to. In contradiction to this viewpoint, many experts describe frailty as a disease or syndrome, not part of the normal aging process but rather a very common illness. Keeping seniors active and exercising is the best way to keep the “frailty syndrome” away from them.

Mind over Matter

Mental state has everything to do with the presence or absence of frailty. Doctors frequently see a dramatic decrease in physical strength after the passing of a senior’s spouse, for example, or an unwelcome change in living situation. It seems that it takes a great deal of motivation and willpower to withstand the effects of the frailty syndrome, and encouragement from family and friends certainly helps as well.

The In-home Caregiver in San Diego County as Cheerleader

Needless to say, it is extremely difficult for the average senior to keep up with exercise and other activities if she is alone in the house all day. An in-home caregiver in San Diego County, though, can provide incentive and company during those activities. A walk around the block or a shopping trip several times a week could be just the amount of physical motion necessary to keep your loved one strong and ready for life–at any age.

Originally posted 2013-12-03 10:30:01.

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.