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Balance Exercise for the Elderly

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Prestige Health Care Services, Inc. is one of the many providers of Home Health Care in Worcester, Massachusetts that you can rely on. We offer various treatments like the following:

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Home health aide
  • And many more

As physical therapists, caregivers and health care professionals, we encourage our seniors to move and get going to maintain their healthy and happy lifestyle. In this blog, we will be sharing with you some exercises that will affect and improve your balance tremendously.

So without any further ado, here are some balance exercises for the elderly:

  • Single limb stance
    This is an easy exercise for an older adult.
    1. With the aid of a chair, hold on to its back rest.
    2. Raise your left foot from the floor.
    3. Hold it with your left hand for a few seconds.
    4. Put your left foot down and raise your right foot up and hold it with your right hand.
    5. Alternate.
      If you can perform this without a chair, it is all the better. Keep doing this exercise until you can no longer be aided by anyone or anything.
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  • Knee marching
      This is a great balance exercise and it can also serve as a cardio exercise.
    1. Hold on to a counter.
    2. Bring your right knee up.
    3. Alternate it with your left knee.

    Keep up the pace but do it within your capability. Do this exercise for several minutes. It can be a permanent solution for your leg weaknesses.

  • Grapevine
    As we provide Home Health Care in Worcester, Massachusetts, we let our seniors groove and dance to increase their balance. Seniors who are fond of dancing will instantaneously recognize the steps called “grapevine”. You can try this exercise unaided or you can hold to a kitchen counter.
    1. Walk for a number of steps in one direction.
    2. Turn around and walk on the opposite direction.
    3. Do this for several minutes.

    Repeat these steps until you let go of your support. It can take a while but we are sure you can do it in the long run as long as you practice.

Now that you know some of these exercises, why not try these at home? But before you do, you need to prioritize your safety first. Know your limits and if you cannot move without the aid of others, opt for the services provided by a reliable and professional staff in Prestige Health Care Services, Inc.

You can enjoy not only the services that aid you in your daily living and the companionship service that chases your boredom and loneliness away. We also bring healthcare services in the comfort of your home. If you prefer a Home Health Care in Worcester, Massachusetts that you can trust, go visit our website now at www.prestigehcs.com.

What other exercises can you share to our seniors? Share them in the comment section below. Who knows, you may be able to make someone’s day happier and pain-free.

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