Ambulation involves moving from one place to another without outside assistance. Studies show that walking as soon as possible after surgery helps avoid postoperative complications, and is something that we promote heavily at The Trace since it is an activity that is low intensity yet highly effective.
About Our Ambulation and Transfer Assistance
Some elders become mobility challenged due to injury or illness, and they require intensive therapy to regain their mobile capacity. We employ caregivers that specialize in transfer assistance who can also help patients reacquire the strength and coordination needed to move on their own. Many of the techniques they use don’t require a lot of specialized equipment which means that pressure on the back and joints will be minimal.
Benefits of Having Ambulation and Transfer Assistance in Your Senior Living Community
Our ambulation and transfer assistance services provide a host of advantages, which include:
- The promotion of oxygen and blood flow throughout one’s body while using standard breathing functions.
- The prevention of blood clots that cause stroke through greater blood circulation.
- Increased muscle strength, particularly in the ankles and abdominal region.
- Provide better posture, balance, and coordination while making the joints more flexible.
- Retirees will develop a stronger appetite with a better mood and higher self-esteem.
Aside from the above benefits, patients that undergo ambulation tend to be discharged from the hospital sooner than those that don’t do it.
When Should You Consider Moving into a Senior Living Community?
We recommend relocating to our community before you need ambulation and transfer assistance services. While we have the resources, tools, and personnel needed to accommodate those who are bedridden, it is much more difficult to recover from such a debilitating state.
For instance, patients who remain stationary for extended periods are liable to develop pressure ulcers, not to mention infection and urinary incontinence. By contrast, those that are able to leave their beds themselves and get to their bathroom without assistance have a reduced likelihood of developing incontinence.
Additionally, individuals whose bones don’t bear weight will lose minerals and this can result in osteoporosis. Scientific research has also found a link between a lack of movement and higher stress levels when compared to elders that begin ambulation early. This is why we encourage retirees to join our community as soon as they can.
Why Choose The Trace?
Many people automatically assume that aging is a time of pain, suffering, and overall physical and mental decline, but this isn’t true. In fact, there are many who are sixty-five years of age and older who are in outstanding physical condition and rarely, if ever, get sick!
This is because they continued practicing ambulation even after leaving the workforce which gives them numerous advantages, including lower gas and constipation, reduced likelihood of venous thrombosis and pneumonia. The ambulatory program we employ is state of the art and designed to keep active elders mobile, and those who are not will be able to benefit from our transfer assistance devices.
To learn more about living in The Trace, feel free to contact us today.