Geriatric Care Managers near Encinitas: Great Exercise Coaches

GCM Exercise CoachGeriatric Care Managers near Encinitas Can Help Your Loved One Stay Active

Did you know that physical exercise is just as important for the elderly as it is for younger folks? In fact, more and more studies reveal that exercise might be even more important for seniors, as results reveal close connections between activity level and age-related illnesses. If you are having a hard time figuring out when and how to work in walks and structured exercise for your loved one, maybe it’s time to talk to a geriatric care manager near Encinitas about what you can do to keep your loved one moving.

Why Exercise?

You can dig up any number of scientific opinions stating that exercise during old age dramatically increases quality of life. Elderly people that get up and move on a regular basis experience general benefits like higher social interaction, healthier blood flow, and regular sleeping cycles. But researchers have also discovered that exercise probably wards off dementia, or at least keeps its effects at a minimum for a longer time.

A Senior Workout

Obviously, a good workout for a 90-year-old person looks different from that of a 30-year-old. Activities like walking from the front of the house to the back, walking around the block, taking a trip to the grocery store, or even doing hand grip exercises can get the blood flowing and provide health benefits. This is where a care manager in San Diego County can help plan creative and effective ways to move.

What a Care Manager in San Diego County Can Do

Besides giving you a good overall plan for keeping your senior active, a care manager can help you figure out the practical aspects of putting your plan into action. Perhaps a daily caregiver, for example, could help them execute some small exercises safely, or take them out on a shopping trip once a week. One of the great benefits of having a care manager involved in senior care is their expertise in constantly evaluating the senior’s condition and advising what activities would be most beneficial.

Originally posted 2012-12-20 10:30:39.

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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.