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Can Dancing Decrease Senior Fall Risk?


According to a CDC survey, about 36 million seniors fall each year, resulting in more than 32, 000 deaths. Falls are common among older adults aged 65 or older — and can be very costly. However, falls are preventable and don’t have to be a part of the aging process.

Research has found that seniors who remained physically active had lesser chances of experiencing a fall than those who led a more sedentary lifestyle.

Dancing is one of the easiest and safest ways a senior can begin (or continue) to exercise. According to one study, it was found that elders who participated in a half hour of ballroom dancing had a 50 % improvement in balance and experienced fewer falls. These dances included the foxtrot, waltz, rumba, swing, samba and bolero.

If dancing isn’t your loved one’s thing, there are a variety of other exercise options they can do, such as yoga, tai-chi, swimming, and weight training.

Another way you may increase your loved one’s safety and comfort at home is by getting them professional Home Care Services in Simi Valley, California.

A Home Health Aide in California can provide your loved one with the mobility assistance they need to handle day-to-day physical activities. They can also assist with other chores and personal care needs.

We at All City Caregivers provide effective and reliable Non-medical Home Care services to our clients, so they can continue living the best quality of life they can.

To learn more about our services and programs, please don’t hesitate to contact us, today.

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