HOME FITNESS CARE

Home Fitness Care

Home Fitness Care is a personalized wellness service that provides targeted ongoing exercise training to restore and maintain physical function, strength, stamina, balance, mobility, prevent falls and injuries, prevent frailty, and to maintain functional health for as long as possible.
Home Fitness Care can add years to the life of an older adult and quality of life to their years.  Many of our clients 90+ years of age (our oldest client is currently 97), have been able to avoid and eliminate assisted living or nursing home care.

Benefit of Home Fitness Care

Home Fitness Care is aimed to restore and maintain physical function, strength, stamina, balance, mobility, prevent falls and injuries, prevent frailty, and to maintain functional health for as long as possible. In addition to improving functional fitness, our clients training program includes targeted exercises designed to prevent, better manage and treat chronic medical conditions and illness such as diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, heart disease, MS, Parkinson’s, cancer, joint replacements, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and more. Home Fitness Care helps helps seniors stay strong and safely in their own home for as long as possible. 

Where we provide Home Fitness Care:

We provide Home Fitness Care in the comfort and privacy of our client’s private home. Fitness & Function also provides Home Fitness Care in assisted living and adult foster homes with the goal of maintaining functional health for as long as possible and avoiding a move to a much higher priced nursing home care facility.

How often can Home Fitness Care be provided?

Physical activity and targeted exercise can be provided up to seven days per week and includes personalized exercise training aimed to increase and maintain muscle strength, improve joint range of motion and flexibility, boost stamina, balance, and mobility. Home Fitness Care (not to be confused with Home Health) is also provided after a senior has maximized their physical therapy benefits and needs to continue these prescribed exercises under careful supervision to avoid regressing back.

Exercises and physical activities provided with Home Fitness Care:

A carefully designed Individualized Functional Fitness Care Plan may include the following: (1) resistance training exercises, (2) stretching exercise, (3)multisensory balance and mobility training, (4) cardiovascular exercise such as daily walking, (5) falls prevention and intervention programming- including Fall Risk Screening and a Home Environmental Fall Risk Home Safety Check. 

Palliative Home Fitness Care

Palliative exercise is provided for clients in the advanced stages of a life-threatening disease designed to slow down functional decline due to the disease process and help decrease fatigue, improve physical strength and endurance, reduce symptoms, improve mood, and stay at home for as long as possible.

In Home Balance, Mobility and Fall Prevention Intervention Exercise Programs

The best time to start balance and mobility training is before you begin to experience significant balance problems. Initially, slight changes in balance are barely noticeable, a little stumble or slight unsteadiness is a sign that your body is changing to which you need to pay attention to. Falls are the number one reason older adults lose their independence. One out of every four older adults 65 years and older falls annually, however, falls are not a normal part of aging, and most falls are preventable. There are many reasons why people fall and a comprehensive balance and mobility assessment can identify specific balance challenges, impairments and weakness. This information is crucial in the development of an exercise program that specifically targets your balance challenge. Many of our health and fitness professionals received additional training in balance and mobility certifications and can implement the award-winning balance and mobility program FallProof, as well as the Stay Well At Home Program, and Tai Chi for Better Balance, Stepping On, and Otago.