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How Can Older Men Age Gracefully?

Though there is plenty of advice on aging gracefully for women, many senior men also care about continuing to look and feel their best as they age. Taking a few preventative measures helps aging men maintain their appearance. If your elderly loved one wants to age gracefully, he can follow these simple tips.

Exercise Regularly

Exercise helps senior men maintain their weight, prevent arthritis, and increase balance and coordination. Being able to move around with ease allows men to enjoy a high quality of life in their golden years.

If your elderly loved one needs help maintaining a high quality of life while aging in place, reach out to Home Care Assistance, a trusted provider of Las Vegas in-home care. Services our caregivers provide include transportation to and from medical appointments and social events, nutritious meal preparation, assistance with daily exercise, and help with everyday tasks like bathing, grooming, and light housekeeping.

Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure

The UV rays from the sun can cause wrinkles and age spots, so people who spend a lot of time outdoors tend to look older. Though proper sun protection is beneficial if started at a young age, it is never too late to begin wearing sunscreen or protective clothing when spending time outside. Make sure your loved one also wears a pair of UV resistant sunglasses because sun rays can damage the eyes and lead to cataracts. 

Work on Personal Style

Make sure your loved one’s hair and facial hair are neatly trimmed, combed, and styled, and try to find clothes that fit him well. Your loved one does not have to wear the latest fashions, but his clothes should not be out of date either. Focusing on appearance helps your loved one look better, and it boosts his self-confidence. 

Stop Smoking

Your loved one should quit smoking and stop using tobacco products. Smoking and chewing tobacco impairs the circulatory system, makes the skin dull and sallow, and leads to wrinkles. Smoking also tends to impair breathing, so quitting cigarettes will allow your loved one to feel more energetic and healthy.

Caring for a senior loved one can be rewarding, but it can also be overwhelming for family caregivers who have other responsibilities they need to focus on. For these families, the perfect solution is respite care. Las Vegas families rely on our caregivers whenever they need time to rest, work, run errands, and even go on vacation.

Live a Content Life

Aging gracefully often involves de-stressing and feeling happy. Stress can have physical effects on the body, making seniors fatigued and susceptible to high blood pressure. It can also cause seniors to become irritable or anxious, look tired, and avoid socializing with others. If your aging loved one feels happy and stress-free, he will seem more attractive to those around him. Encourage your loved one to find hobbies he loves and friends to interact with.

For many seniors in Las Vegas, Nevada, live-in care is an essential component of aging in place safely and comfortably. However, it’s important for them to have caregivers they can trust and rely on. At Home Care Assistance, we extensively screen all of our live-in and 24-hour caregivers and only hire those who have experience in the senior home care industry. Our strict requirements ensure seniors can remain in the comfort of home with a reduced risk of injury or serious illness. If your aging loved one wants to enjoy a high quality of life in the comfort of home, call us at 702-550-3185.