Assisted Living Communities Are the Right Fit for Seniors With Low Mobility
Changes in mobility happen naturally as our bodies age due to decreasing physical strength or impaired balance, and lack of physical activity and increased sedentary habits can negatively affect mobility.
One of the challenges that many seniors face is decreased or low mobility, losing the ability to move or walk easily and without aid or assistance. Changes in mobility happen naturally as our bodies age due to decreasing physical strength or impaired balance, and lack of physical activity and increased sedentary habits can negatively affect mobility. Certain health conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease or stroke can also make it difficult to maintain good mobility.
Low mobility can affect seniors in several ways. Daily activities such as bathing and cooking are more difficult. Seniors sometimes choose to stay at home rather than engage in enjoyable social activities they once enjoyed, which increases feelings of isolation, loneliness, and boredom. Falls become more frequent and more serious, which further decreases mobility and safety.
We all need help sometimes. If you or a loved one are struggling with mobility issues, assisted living communities in Phoenix, Arizona like BridgeWater Assisted Living might be the answer. The personalized care plans here mean that our communities are great for all seniors, but assisted living communities can be especially helpful for seniors with low mobility.
Assisted Living Promotes Good Mobility
Some of the best ways to improve mobility are through moderate exercise and stretching. Assisted living communities make it easy to engage in these types of activities safely, especially for seniors with low or limited mobility, under the supervision of trained and caring health professionals.
The BridgeWater Assisted Living community in Phoenix, Arizona, has an on-site wellness and therapy center that all residents can use when they need it. Physical therapists are available to assist in mobility and stretching exercises that promote good mobility and pain relief. Increasing strength and improving balance can help seniors reduce the frequency of falls while stretching exercises can give seniors a greater range of motion.
Opportunities to Socialize
While low mobility might limit seniors from going out with friends, assisted living communities provide a wealth of opportunities to socialize with others. Daily activities, events, and classes are available to stimulate the mind and soul while making new friends and socializing with others. Having trained caregivers available to assist with transportation and helping residents’ safely navigate these activities gives peace of mind that you or your loved one can enjoy life to the fullest, even with limited mobility.
Help Is There When You Need It
If low mobility has made daily life difficult, assisted living is a great solution. BridgeWater Assisted Living community in Phoenix, Arizona, provides four different levels of care, depending on a resident’s needs. For seniors with limited mobility, our care team can assist with daily activities including bathing and grooming as well as escorting residents to meals and recreational activities. Knowing that someone is there for you, day and night, means that you can rest easy and focus on getting the most out of life. Contact us today to learn more about our assisted living communities in Phoenix, Arizona. At BridgeWater Assisted Living, we believe that senior living should be affordable and enjoyable for everyone.
While low mobility might limit seniors from going out with friends, assisted living communities provide a wealth of opportunities to socialize with others.