The Importance of Mobility in Elderly Care
People’s mobility and muscle control often deteriorate as they age. This can have serious consequences for their quality of life, especially if they are unable to enjoy everyday activities — walking and exercising, as well as basic self-care tasks like bathing and dressing. If you have an elderly loved one and are looking for the best ways to help them stay independent, don’t overlook the importance of mobility and flexibilty!
Why is mobility important for older adults?
It is critical for older adults to stay physically and mentally active. Physical activity can help to lower the risk factors for:
- high blood pressure
- cardiovascular disease
Reading and learning a new language are two cognitive activities that have been linked to a reduction in memory loss. As a result, physical therapy like MAT is critical for maintaining mobility and reducing falls, allowing your loved one to age gracefully at home.
What are the benefits of having better mobility?
MAT Specialists work with a wide range of patients when it comes to mobility. But what is it about physical therapy that makes it so important for these people? Let’s take a look at some of the potential advantages.
Growing Old Pains
As we age, we become more prone to experiencing pain as a result of arthritis and muscle deterioration. As a result, assisting people to move around without experiencing pain can benefit their daily lives while also increasing their sense of well-being. They are also able to participate in a variety of social activities as their overall quality of life improves.
A lack of mobility increases your chances of falling, which has both short-term and long-term consequences. Because falls tend to increase significantly after the age of 65, you should do everything you can to help seniors feel stable when they walk and continue doing things they enjoy, such as going for walks in nature or cooking meals with friends and family members.