As we age, our joints lose fluid and our muscles lose elasticity, leading to a natural decrease in flexibility. Seniors who lose flexibility find it hard to complete normal daily tasks like getting up from chairs or walking up and down stairs, let alone more complicated chores like cooking and cleaning.
The CDC recommends that adults 65 and older get at least 150 minutes of moderate activity each week to help with strength and balance. More specifically, routine range of motion exercises can strengthen muscles and maintain flexibility. At Maple Ridge, we can work with residents to ensure they remain flexible to avoid issues with tight muscles and injuries. We provide not just memory care to help with mental dexterity but services to help with physical health.
Reasons for Range of Motion Exercises
The residents of Maple Ridge thrive with help from our experienced nursing staff who can provide a customized care plan for range of motion exercises. We understand how these exercises can benefit our aging community members. Take a look at just a few of the benefits:
- Decreased Risk of Injury
- Improved Blood Circulation
- Better Balance
- Improved Flexibility
- Less Arthritic Pain
- Increased Muscle Strength
- Good Posture
Personalized Senior Care
Assisted living services at Maple Ridge include a customized care plan that addresses physical and cognitive limitations. We help our residents to thrive with research-proven care services as well as events to stimulate residents on an intellectual and emotional level. Our routine exercise programs give our residents the physical strength and dexterity they need to enjoy the many other programs we have to offer.
Join Our Senior Care Community
Maple Ridge serves those in Essex Junction and the surrounding areas. Our residents enjoy all that this beautiful location has to offer along with everything they need to live a safe, independent life, including chef-prepared meals, comfortable accommodations, entertainment and activities, and compassionate nursing staff.
We are currently accepting new residents, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you need excellent care at our memory care assisted living community.
Call us today to learn more and to schedule a tour of our memory care assisted living community.