Mobility issues are common amongst older adults. When mobility assistance is needed, a Caregiver can help with getting up, walking, transfers into or out of bed or a chair, turning/positioning in bed, range of motion exercises, and more. Increased physical activity, assisted by a Caregiver, can help boost a client’s mood, decrease stress, and increase alertness.
In addition, Caregivers can provide a helping hand and safety monitoring to decrease a client’s risk of slipping and falling. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in the U.S., falls are the leading cause of injury and injury death among adults age 65 and older. The Caregiver can help ensure that the client is able to move about safely.