Being independent plays a key role in our overall health and wellness – especially as we get older.

An injury, illness or aging can lead to the loss of independence and make everyday activities challenging. And medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and osteoarthritis can worsen if you become inactive and less independent.

Tips to Staying Independent

  • Accept that there are some limitations. Be open to different ways of doing things, even if it takes longer. For example, if you can’t walk a mile anymore, try walking a half mile. Learn to accept your independence limitations.
  • Exercise. A sedentary life can cause depression and isolation. Follow the recommended exercise program prescribed by your physician. Find a walking buddy to walk with.
  • Maintain an active social life.
  • Exercise your mind. Try books on tape if reading is difficult for you. Crossword puzzles, singing, painting or knitting all work your mind and maintain cognitive thinking ability.

Are you or someone you love starting to need assistance at home? Consider the PACE program or our Adult Day programs, which allow you to stay in your home and still receive the medical care and services you need.

To Learn More About Available Senior Care Services
Call (716) 706-2112

To Learn More About Available Senior Care Services
Call (716) 706-2112

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