As our Mums and Dads age, they may encounter difficulties in maintaining their independence, which in turn can sometimes lead to self-neglect.
Therefore, it becomes vitally important for them to start prioritising their physical, emotional and mental well-being through self-care practices, if they’re not already doing so.
Understanding the potential consequences of elderly neglect and learning to recognise the signs is crucial in ensuring a high level of quality of life for our loved ones.
The failure to meet one’s basic needs, such as personal hygiene, nutrition and safety can have far reaching consequences for their health and well-being. When elderly individuals neglect themselves, they become vulnerable to various physical and psychological issues.
IN THIS EPISODE …
The Physio Co’s Tristan White and specialist seniors physiotherapist, Karleen Scott, unpack some of the issues that daughters and sons need to keep an eye out for when it comes to the health and wellbeing of their elderly Mum or Dad.
By understanding the signs of neglect and taking appropriate actions to promote self-care we can ensure a higher quality of life for our parents.
[ TO READ KARLEEN’S ARTICLE ON THE SAME TOPIC – CLICK HERE ]
At The Physio Co, we strive to make a meaningful difference by helping to improve the overall wellbeing of Australia’s seniors. If you’d like more guidance on how to help Mum, Dad or your older loved one to be more physically active, get in touch with The Physio Co!
Our team of physiotherapists are here to help: call today for a no-obligation chat on 1300 797 793.