As the years go by, we may find that we need help in a variety of areas in order to remain functional. Some of these things that we have to do every day are referred to as activities of daily living, and they come in many different forms. It’s important to maintain these kinds of activities, as they determine how healthy we are, physically and mentally. In this article, we explain to you some of the activities of daily living as we explain why they are critical for your loved one’s everyday life.
Being able to walk every day is critical for your health. While we understand that this may not be physically possible for everyone, for those who can, walking can confer many health benefits to those who do so. For example, walking helps to stimulate the flow of blood, resulting in better oxygenation of the body. This in turn results in more energy and even helps to improve our immune system. Another benefit of walking is that it helps with breathing, as any physical exertion that we take helps to improve the absorption of oxygen in our lungs. There are also many other benefits. For example, being out walking on a nice sunny day helps to improve our mood. We also get the benefit of being outdoors in the sun, a factor that helps us get healthier.
Another daily activity that is greatly beneficial to our everyday heat is fading. In order to live and have the energy to do our daily activities, we need to eat healthy and nutritious food. This takes two parts, there is the preparation of the food and the consumption of the food. Fortunately, in retirement communities, food preparation is handled by professionals, so you never have to worry about making the food yourself. However, there is the self-feeding part. For those who are unable to feed themselves, there is the option of assisted feeding, which helps ensure that your loved one gets the nutrition they need.
This refers to all the personal hygiene activities that we undertake every day. They include bathing, brushing our teeth and ensuring that our personal hygiene is at its highest possible. Fortunately, in retirement communities, your loved one can get assistance with these activities if they need them. Even if they can handle them on their own, the retirement communities will have special facilities that make such tasks easy. For example, they will have special bathrooms and shower facilities that enable you loved one to take a shower without risking slips and falls. This is true for other facilities such as bathroom shelving, mirrors and so on.
Related to personal hygiene is the ability to keep our environment clean. This involves all the activities that pertain to housekeeping, laundry and so much more. At retirement communities, you can depend on our team members to handle all these aspects of your life safely. This means that your loved one is free to explore all the other things that they enjoy doing.