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How A Home Health Aid from Visiting Angels of Auburn, NH Can Make A Difference in Senior Activity

As we age, our abilities and preferences can change, but our need for joy, creativity, and expression don’t. Which is why at Visiting Angels of Auburn, we strive to provide opportunities to create, socialize, strategize, and be active to all our clients. An active body and mind are a healthier body and mind, and our elder care plans are designed to increase activity overall.

A home health aid can help your loved one maintain safety and health every day, no matter what activities they prefer. Having a caregiver present means your loved one will have assistance with mobility, fine motor skills, or any other abilities they may struggle with. Allowing them to partake in more activities and the ability to access community places, events, and centers.

Visiting Angels of Auburn’s Home Health Aids Can Encourage Hobbies Like:

Walking

This easy exercise is also one of the most powerful, with positive effects across physical and mental health. Those who are concerned about balance or dexterity can try Nordic walking, which is based on skiing, and uses poles to increase whole-body activity while providing an additional layer of security.

Yard Work

Whether cultivating an elaborate garden or just cleaning up and enjoying an outdoor patio or deck is more your loved one’s style, enjoying the sunshine and scenery is a mood booster and a great excuse for physical activity. And with a home health aid available to lend a hand, your loved one can make outdoor time a regular part of their life.

Arts and Crafts

Trying a new recipe, making a new scrapbook, painting, woodworking, sculpting, and more are all great ways to experiment and exercise your creativity. A caregiver can help with chopping ingredients, cleaning paintbrushes, small scissor cuts, and anything else that might have previously deterred your loved one from trying this out.

Playing Games

Card games, board games, and games of strategy are a great way to get mental exercise and can also be a great excuse for socialization. Playing in pairs or small groups can create an opportunity for comfortable interactions with new friends and old friends alike.

Contact Visiting Angels of Auburn

A home health aid from Visiting Angels of Auburn will help you create a care plan that incorporates all aspects of health, while maintaining health, comfort, and safety always. If you are helping to care for a loved one whose daily activity may have gone down, call our home care agency today to learn more about how a home health aid can help your family.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.