A condition such as arthritis, an injury, or stroke, may leave a senior with limited mobility. Fortunately, there are still a variety of activities to enjoy. It is crucial to stay active with limited mobility for the physical and mental benefits exercising brings. At ElderCare 4 Families, our caregivers offer a variety of elder services to keep clients active.
Reading is an excellent activity for anyone, plus it is mentally engaging and requires minimal movement. Studies show that reading benefits memory, sleep, and stress. All of these factors can delay cognitive decline. Book clubs are an inclusive and fun way to stay both social and sharp. Some of our caregivers love reading to their clients! Some other activities for seniors with limited mobility that have similar benefits to reading are cooking and baking, learning a new language, and playing a musical instrument.
Exercise is an activity that is still completely possible with limited mobility. If possible, walking is a very simple way to stay active while improving health and mood. Seniors with limited mobility can soak up the benefits of fresh air and vitamin-D by going outside for a walk or simply sitting and enjoying nearby scenery. Limited mobility chair exercises are a great way to stretch. Those exercises include doing arm movements or leg crossing sets – whether as stretching or using weights. Participating in any type of exercise will reduce inflammation while benefiting muscles and joints.
Whether in a senior living community or in a home with a caregiver, activities like playing games, watching TV and movies, and painting and drawing are a great way to spend time with visitors. Grab a puzzle, board game, learn something in a documentary, or play your favorite song. Stay creative and pick up a paint set and a canvas. Getting together with friends, family, or a caregiver is a great way to participate in these activities and stay social.
The list of activities for seniors with limited mobility is endless and not limited by mobility restrictions. These activities are good for seniors overall physical and mental health and are also time well spent socializing.Personalized care is an essential part of our services at ElderCare, Our caregivers ensure that all clients participate in a variety of activities no matter their level of mobility.