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What Kinds of Goals Might Your Aging Adult Want to Set for Herself?

By Dr. Uchechi Wosu Isirimah – Owner | December 22, 2017

Elder Care in Alexandria VA: Senior Goal Setting

Setting goals can help your aging adult to ensure that she’s actively doing the right things to maintain her health on a variety of levels. Some of those goals are ones that you can help her to meet.

To Stay at Home for as Long as Possible

Chances are pretty good that your elderly family member has lived in her home for a while now and probably wants to stay there. The best way that you can help her to do that is to look for potential safety issues and correct them. Many agencies that work with the elderly can help you to go through the home and determine what changes will offer the most benefits to your aging adult.

 

To Stay Active

Inactivity is not the best plan for your aging adult’s body or her brain. The more active that she can stay, both mentally and physically, the better for her overall. Work with your aging family member’s doctor to determine what types of exercise are best for her and what she can do to make sure that she stays as active as she can.

 

To Improve or Maintain Health

Depending on your aging adult’s overall health, she may want to improve it somewhat. Medications, treatments, exercise, and a different diet may all be factors in meeting this goal. Your elderly family member’s doctor can help you and her to put a plan together that gets her where she wants to be in terms of her overall health.

 

To Avoid Isolation

Social isolation can lead to quite a few problems for your aging adult, especially if she’s always been comfortable around other people. Giving up driving and simply not having other people around much can lead to isolation, even if your senior is actively trying to stay social. One solution is to hire home care providers who can offer companionship to your aging adult or drive wherever she needs to go.

Talk to your aging adult often about what goals she has and how she could be working toward them more fully. This helps you to monitor and to adjust plans as necessary.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering elder care in Alexandria, VA, please contact the caring staff at BrightHope Home Care and Senior Care today.
Call us at 703-595-2878  ~ We serve all of Northern VA.

As a physician who lives and serves in Northern Virginia, I have come to know several people who at some time in their life needed home care services. In my office I hear stories of good and bad experiences and I desired to offer something better – a company that would serve as a blessing to the clients we serve by providing them with reliable, quality, and compassionate care. Having served as a primary care physician, I understand the needs of patients and their family who often times do not have the assistance they desperately need. So I have created a company that delivers on providing peace of mind, recovery time, a lending hand, a stress free environment, and a constant companion.

As a native of the Washington, DC, I have truly enjoyed working in this area and volunteering my time in a variety of social and civic organizations in DC, MD and VA. I feel is it important to give back to your community and be of service to others.

I also believe in the importance of living healthy and having emotional stability and peace of mind. As a local physician and health coach I will add a sense of confidence, trust, and expertise unlike any other home care agency.

I work hard everyday at Brighthope Homecare to do what I do best – care for those in need and make a positive impact in the lives of our clients!

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