Senior Care in Marina Del Ray CA
Senior Care in Marina Del Ray CA

Exercise, Cancer, and the Benefits of Proper Senior Care

Senior Care in Marina Del Ray CA

By the time Bill was 73 years old, he had been through and seen a lot. He and his wife Mary had been married 42 Senior Care in Marina Del Ray CAyears and even though they had their ups and downs, they felt closer than ever. One day Bill woke up and had some pain and discomfort in his abdomen. After ignoring it for a little while, his wife encouraged him to see the doctor. He ended up being diagnosed with liver cancer.

At first the diagnosis seemed to be a death sentence for him. However, with the encouragement of his doctor and Mary, Bill agreed to have surgery, start chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and do his best to fight back against this disease. Within the first couple of weeks he noticed the task of caring for him was wearing Mary out. That’s when he told her to seriously look into professional senior care services.

Mary wasn’t too keen on hiring a complete stranger to come into their home and assist Bill with many of his basic tasks. Some days he would seem completely fine while others the treatment was taking its toll on his body. At 73, he wasn’t able to make a full recovery physically like he could in his youth.

Reluctantly, Mary contacted a senior care agency in the area and found that they understood exactly what he was going through. One of the first things the caregiver did when he showed up to work with Bill was encourage him to get exercise. This senior care provider asked Bill to contact his doctor and ask directly whether or not it was safe and beneficial for him to get exercise.  He did so and was surprised to learn his doctor thought it was a great idea.

Exercise helps to boost the immune system, but for seniors like Bill who are dealing with cancer, there needs to be some tempering of enthusiasm and the activities done. Bill’s Doctor admonished him not to overdo it with his exercise or physical activity, but that he should get at least 15 minutes of cardiovascular workout to help strengthen his heart, get blood and oxygen as well as other nutrients moving to his organs more efficiently.

April is Cancer Control Month and for seniors who have been diagnosed with some form of cancer, getting proper care as soon as possible will have a significant impact on their ability to defeat this disease and make a full and healthy recovery. Mary was eternally grateful her husband recommended senior care and that she hired somebody with experience.

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As a Registered Nurse and primary owner of Caregiving for You, Alicia Aguirre brings over 30 years of hands-on experience as a healthcare practitioner. She began her career in 1980 as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), helping patients in a large convalescent home. In 1984 she transferred to another convalescent care center, added advanced training to her repertoire, and became an Administrator and Activity Director. Alicia worked continuously while raising her daughters, and in 2004 she earned her R.N. licensure. She wanted to make a genuine contribution in her field and to the community with her years of expertise. In 2005 she opened Caregivers U.S.A., Inc. with her daughter, Claudia. Finally, in 2009, Alicia opened Coastal House Residential Care Facility (RCF) in Santa Monica. Alicia is our head Case Manager, meeting with and assessing every client’s needs. She formulates a customized, individualized care plan and matches the appropriate caregiver with each client. During her time off, she enjoys walks at the beach with her husband of 40 years, daughters, and nephew. Alicia’s dream of having her daughters, Claudia and Eva, join her in the medical field has come true. They are carrying on Alicia’s legacy and maintaining her dream of genuinely helping others. Google