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Walking for Veterans Is Great When Home Care Is Needed

Care for Aging Veterans in Brooklyn NY

Care for Aging Veterans in Brooklyn NYMillions of people across the country go for walks every single day. It’s a simple activity that can provide many benefits, whether the individual is a child, young adult, middle-aged adult, or elderly individual. For aging veterans, walking can be a great way to get exercise.

This is especially true when veterans require home care aide to support them on a daily basis. Walking can do a number of things for a person, especially an elderly individual who spends the majority of his time alone at home.

First, it encourages the senior to get outside. Being surrounded by fresh air and being exposed to sunshine can be invigorating for anyone, regardless of their age. Vitamin D is essential for good health and proper organ function and it can only be synthesized when the skin is exposed to direct sunlight.

The elderly veteran may have to be careful about how much direct sunlight he gets, though, but just being outside under a gorgeous blue sky can help to lift spirits and make them feel more comfortable and at ease.

Second, walking at a brisker pace than a normal stroll will help to get the leg muscles some exercise and that can prevent more muscle loss, thus leading to more difficulty getting around and balance related challenges.

Also, when a person walks at a brisk pace, it will elevate the heart rate, at least to some degree. It’s important for people of all ages to get exercise on a daily basis. The type of exercise people get will vary, but most medical professionals agree that a minimum of 15 minutes of cardiovascular exercise every day is essential for everyone, regardless of their age.

What about the elderly veteran who has difficulty walking?

If the elderly veteran can walk, even if he relies on a cane or walker to get around, there’s no reason why he can’t go out for a walk at a park, around the block, or in some other environment, including an indoor mall. Relying on home care aide to provide support can offer comfort and help to ensure safety for that veteran.

After the first couple of times the veteran goes out for walks, he’s most likely going to feel much better physically and emotionally. Having something to look forward to can be an incredible emotional boost to, especially for those who may have a tendency to spend most of their time indoors at home alone.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Brooklyn, NY please contact the caring staff at Right at Home at 347-554-8400.

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Walter Ochoa

Owner & Operator at Right at Home Brooklyn
Walter Ochoa is the owner and operator of Right at Home, which is located in Brooklyn. Walter graduated from the University of the Valley in Guatemala. He met and married his college sweetheart, Jean, who is American. They moved to Brooklyn, where they currently live with their 2 children. They are very involved in the community.

Walter has worked for some of the top financial service companies holding various positions from Project Management to Compliance Control Specialist. Despite his success, he had always wanted to do something more fulfilling that would give him a greater sense of inner satisfaction. He wanted to assist those who wished to stay in their own homes, but could no longer do it alone, like the elderly and disabled. So when the opportunity arose for him to start his own business, he took it. In 2010, Walter and Jean ventured to open Right at Home of Brooklyn, which services all of New York City.

Walter knows he made the right decision because he saw the need was definitely there. Now Right at Home assists not only the elderly and disabled, but adults of any age that need some assistance or an extra hand to continue living Right at Home”. That conviction, plus his Culture of Care philosophy, makes Right at Home one of the most Care driven Home Care agencies around.

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