The Best Ways for Nursing Home Residents to Stay Active

The Best Ways for Nursing Home Residents to Stay Active

Being active needn’t be complicated. For those who want to go sans equipment, and who are physically able, walking can be highly beneficial, experts say. Bhattacharya notes, however, that finding a place to walk can be challenging for nursing home residents who aren’t able to come and go freely. But some nursing homes, like Hughes Health – which has programs that encourage walking, and where certified nurse assistants will walk with residents – make accommodations. “The biggest thing would be that … it’s never too late to start an exercise program,” Bhattacharya adds. “Your body will always reap the benefits.”

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