Improve Mobility with These Exercises
Infographic to help you improve mobility provided by Sonoma Home Health.
This illustrated list of physical therapy exercises may be able to help improve range of motion for seniors and those who are recovering from an illness or injury. Note: Please do not attempt these before consulting with your primary care physician.
STANDING QUADRICEPS STRETCH – FOR HIP AND KNEE RANGE OF MOTION
PELVIC TILT – STRETCHES LOWER BACK AND HIPS; IMPROVES POSTURE
NECK SIDE – HELPES WITH EVERYDAY MOTION IN NECK AND UPPER BACK
KNEE TO CHEST – FOR LOWER BACK FLEXIBILITY
SHOULDER ROLLS – IMPROVE RANGE OF MOTION IN SHOULDER
OVERHEAD RAISE – STRENGTHENS ARMS
65 is the new 40
This podcast is taken from a radio show I was a guest on in Chicago. It coincided with a TV show that was on at the time called Forever Young, a reality-based show that had older adults rooming with younger adults for many weeks. The lessons they taught each other were invaluable. And you soon come to realize that all generations can learn from each other and have something to offer. And indeed you learn that 65 is the new 40.
Paying for Care
Paying for care. There are a lot of misconceptions. Let’s clear them up in the episode. People mistakenly think Medicare will somehow pay for your long term needs. It does in limited circumstances. Other than that you are on your own. Deplete your money and go on to Medicaid or buy long term care insurance if you can afford it. This is the elephant in the room that few want to talk about or prepare for so learn the lesson and prepare for your aging financially sooner.
Traveling with Seniors
With summer here it’s time to make vacation plans. When it comes to traveling with seniors, a little extra planning is necessary to assure that caregivers and seniors alike enjoy the vacation. I cover the following from my Charlotte Today segment:
- How can we know whether a senior is capable of handling a trip especially if it is an extended one or far away?
- How do you start planning?
- How do you choose where to go?
- Are there best places to go that are recommended by experts?
- Are there online resources that can help boomers and seniors plan.