Disabled adults need just as much activity, socialization, and exercise as any other person. Exercise and interaction for disabled adults, even those who are limited mobility, has several health benefits. Physical activity should be in every disabled adult’s daily routine. Here are some health benefits older adults with special needs gain when social interaction and exercise is included in their everyday life.
Benefits of Social Interaction and Exercise
When we think of the word “caregiving,” we think about overall health, eating habits, sleep, and proper taking of medications. Life is more than just physical health, it’s also mental health and emotions. Finding fun activities for your disabled adult child can help them feel more confident and happy.
Participation in social activities for older adults with disabilities can increase:
Participating in physical activities can benefit:
- Reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes: often time disabled adults are more likely to develop high blood pressure due to being inactive.
- Improve muscle strength: physical activities will keep them active as well as keep up their muscle strength and stamina.
- Reduces mental health issues: disabled adults may struggle with anxiety and depression. Social interaction as well as exercise may help prevent these mental health issues.
There are different forms of recreation – passive forms and active forms. Passive forms of recreation may include puzzles, planning movie days or lunch dates and active forms of recreation may include bowling, biking or taking a walk.
Find out what your special needs adult finds fun and interesting so you can find the right program for them!
Social Exercises for Disabled Adults at Nevada Adult Day Care
When putting together physical activities for disabled adults, they need to be mindful of those with limited mobility. At Nevada Adult Day Healthcare Centers, we tailor each exercise program to each client’s needs.
Here are some of the activities we offer:
- Sports Day: All our different clients have different interests and hobbies, so we make exercise fun on sports day!
- Dancing: We have professional dancers visit several times a year, and they will teach our disabled adults how to shake their groove thang!
- Guided Movement: This can be related to yoga and meditation. Guided movements are great for clients who have limited mobility. Stretching, breathing, and relaxing at a slow pace are some of the movements we work on.
Check out all of our activities and see what your disabled adult would enjoy most! Getting your loved one involved in daycare for adults with disabilities is a great way to ensure they get their daily activity and socialization.
Join Nevada Adult Day Healthcare Centers!
Our mission is to maintain the level of independence our disabled participants have. We create an environment where social and recreational activities keep participants engaged and entertained. There are endless options for social and recreational activities at Nevada Adult Day Healthcare Centers! If you are thinking about getting your loved one into some of our programs, contact us and we’ll help you find the perfect fit!