After years of labor and activity, many seniors experience chronic aches and pains, often keeping them from continuing to lead the active lifestyle they love. At Poet’s Walk, we implement a unique form of pain management for older adults, built upon offering a range of holistic movement therapies that promote physical strength and mental well-being. This means that your loved one can maintain the level of activity that they’ve always enjoyed while promoting a sense of independence and happiness.
How Movement Helps with Geriatric Pain Management
Being active on a regular basis has wonderful effects on the body, helping the blood to flow more smoothly and keeping muscles and joints limber. Regular exercise can also help to reduce swelling and inflammation, some of the key causes of pain. At Poet’s Walk, we aim to give our seniors the pain management guidelines and tools they need to ensure that they can comfortably enjoy their golden years. This is carried out through a number of movement therapy techniques and activities, tailored to the unique needs and capabilities of each resident.
Our Senior-Friendly Pain Management Programs
To meet the preferences of each senior, we offer a wide range of movement therapy activities, each designed to be senior-friendly and mindful of any physical limitations that may exist. These are just a few of the many Signature Programs we offer for our community:
- Yoga for Seniors– Yoga is well-known for its healing and restorative properties and is a great low-impact exercise for the elderly. By stretching and strengthening the muscles, practitioners can reduce pain and boost their physical and mental health.
- Tai Chi for Elderly Individuals– Tai chi involves slowly controlled movements, making it easy for seniors to perform. The practice is slow and calming, so it is relaxing in addition to its ability to reduce pain.
- Dance Therapy– Dancing is a great way to keep the body moving while having some fun at the same time. A great social activity, our residents love getting their groove on with their friends in our dance classes.
Experience the Advantages of Movement Therapy
We’re happy to show you around your nearest Poet’s Walk community and explain to you and your loved one our holistic approach to pain management in older adults. Keeping our residents comfortable and happy is one of our top priorities and we take our responsibility to our residents seriously. We’re thrilled to provide our residents the ability to continue leading the active lifestyle they love, unhinged by the chronic pain they may experience.
Contact us today for a tour and to learn more about how we can care for your loved ones in their old age.