Maintaining a high level of functionality is one of the preeminent issues that seniors face as they grow older, and this can play a huge significant part in quality of life. Good physical capabilities are immensely important, and the thought of becoming unable to perform certain tasks can be an unpleasant one. It’s therefore easy to understand why an older person might be concerned with maintaining their function, and this is a common reason why they may decide to live at an RACF.
One of the greatest appeals of an RACF to residents is support and assistance, and facilities have a subsequent obligation to meet these needs. With this in mind, it’s crucial to provide the right programs, in order to keep residents healthy, active and at the peak of their powers. Australian Health Professionals can help, by designing these programs and providing experienced allied health professionals. Read on to find out more.
While ageing can’t be prevented, the best way to address a loss of physical functionality is by preventing it from happening in the first place. In many cases, seniors won’t pay any attention to their mobility until an issue arises, and by this time it may be much harder to reverse the effects of ageing.
Mobility programs and exercise classes are a fantastic way to provide residents with the regular activity that they need to remain fully fit. You may even find that with a good regime of activity, there are less problems cropping up with resident mobility. As an added bonus, these sorts of classes are also a great social opportunity, fostering communication and friendship between residents, which can have an astounding psychological impact.
If not properly healed, a resident may find themselves facing long-term issues.
Even if a resident is in great health, with full functionality, there is still the potential for accidents or falls to occur. These can be a major setback in terms of mobility at the best of the times, and in more serious situations a significant movement issue may present itself. It’s therefore incredibly important to have the right plans and procedures in place to accommodate a quick and appropriate recovery.
Rehabilitation is a big part of this, and can play a crucial role in restoring mobility and functionality after a fall. If not properly healed, a resident may find themselves facing long-term issues that can’t be easily addressed, so getting onto things quickly is paramount. Australian Health Professionals can design rehabilitation classes to facilitate this, tailored to the needs of your residents.
For more information on rehabilitation and mobility classes, get in touch with Australian Health Professionals today.