Everyone, especially seniors, should have the chance to live independently with pride.
Losing independence is difficult for older people like your Mum, Dad or another older person in your life.
Put yourself in their shoes for a moment: they have lived independently almost their entire lives – working, raising a family (maybe you!) and being in control of their own decisions. As that person gets older, these things can change.
Reclaiming and maintaining as much independence as possible is not only important for self-esteem and self-respect, but also for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Everyone, especially seniors, should have the chance to live independently with pride. When an older family member needs some help, it is natural for you to want to do more for them – but it’s better if you don’t completely take over.
The desire to help is a natural and caring response. Instead of ‘taking over ’, at The Physio Co we recommend family members channel this caring response into helping their Mum or Dad navigate the hurdles to remaining independent for longer.
To help you work with your Mum or Dad to ensure they stay as mobile, safe and happy as possible, and thus living independently for longer, we have produced this easy-to-read ebook called EVERYDAY EXTRAORDINARY.
In it we cover the importance of maintaining muscle size and strength as we age, building fitness, tips to build confidence for seniors, motivation and the power of a positive mindset, plus a deeper dive into how physiotherapy can work for specific ailments and conditions that Mum or Dad might have.
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE EBOOK HERE – EVERYDAY EXTRAORDINARY: How physiotherapy can help your elderly Mum or Dad live independently, for longer
If you ever have any questions or just want to chat in more detail about your Mum or Dad, the TPC Client Care team, led by Jess Soding, is ready and waiting to help you.
For a confidential and no- obligation conversation with one of our client care specialists, please call 1300 797 793 or email [email protected].