Senior Balance Exercises For Home Bound Patients

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.comJohn & Ann Betar, 101 & 97 yrs, married 80

Practicing senior balance exercises can be a critical component for those older adults who are living at home and wish to stay at home safely. Please see http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now According to Betty S. Black, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, most people with dementia who live at home have multiple unmet health and welfare needs, any number of which could jeopardize their ability to remain home for as long as they desire. Ms Black’s study also suggests that identifying and treating depression in people with dementia and their caregivers may enable them to address their other unmet needs. The researchers say routine assessments of patient and caregiver care needs coupled with simple fixes in the areas of safety and balance — grab bars in the bathroom, carpets safely tacked down to prevent falls — and basic medical and supportive services could go a long way toward keeping those with dementia from ending up in a nursing or assisted-living facility. In particular, an estimated 5.4 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, and 70 percent are cared for in the community by family members and friends. Most have mild to moderate dementia. For the study, Black and her colleagues performed in-home assessments and surveys of 254 people with dementia living at home in Baltimore and also interviewed 246 of their informal, non-professional caregivers. They found that 99 percent of people with dementia and 97 percent of their caregivers had one or more unmet needs. Ninety percent were safety-related. As a result, performing senior balance exercises is imperative to improve stability and safety for those aging individuals who remain living at home.

Senior Balance Exercises Help Those At Home

Senior balance exercises can be one aspect of helping older adults remain safely in their homes. By staying at home, older adults can decrease the cost of their care by an enormous amount. To stay safely at home, however, it is essential that aging individuals have appropriate steadiness with all activities of daily living. Medical researchers have proven that rehearsing equilibrium routines enhances stability and reduces the potential of falling and incurring a costly and debilitating injury like a hip or shoulder fracture. Thankfully, now older adults can practice stability exercises in the comfort of their own home with the exercise for balance dvd, developed by an experienced physical therapist who works with seniors on a daily basis. the goal of the balance dvd is to help older adults improve their balance, reduce the risk of falling and enjoy a safe and meaningful quality of life in their homes. the DVD also includes tips on how to safety proof your home as well as how to safely use a cane and a walker.

 

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDPractice Balance Exercises At Home

    To stay safe within your home, begin the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Balance DVD is easy to follow and simple to use at home or in a group setting. The comprehensive DVD is loaded with the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance senior fitness and to perform basic activities like walking, standing, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like dancing and hiking. In the Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve balance, balance techniques and balance routines from a balance trainer –licensed Physical Therapist– who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 20 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

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Stay safe at home by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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