What Are the Benefits of Meditation for Your Senior?

Meditation is something that your senior may not have ever tried before but it can provide her with a variety of different benefits. Everyone is different, of course, so your senior may find that she loves meditating or that it’s just not for her. Regardless, it’s worth trying at least once.

Senior Care Rochester NY - What Are the Benefits of Meditation for Your Senior?

Senior Care Rochester NY – What Are the Benefits of Meditation for Your Senior?

She Can Do it Anywhere

Meditation is one of those activities that your senior can do just about anywhere and at any time. She can meditate when she’s at home or when she’s out and about. Your elderly family member doesn’t have to assume any special positions to meditate, either. She can sit or lie down, whichever is most comfortable for her.

She Doesn’t Have to Do Anything Physical

Many stress-relieving activities involve movement or some type of physical activity. Meditation, on the other hand, is more about stillness. This is helpful if your elderly family member has mobility issues and is concerned about special positions as she might be with yoga or tai chi.

It Can Help Her to Manage Her Feelings

Your senior may be experiencing a lot of complex emotions. She may be happy to have the lifestyle that she has now, but it can be frustrating to rely on you or on senior care providers for help with activities that she’s done all of her life. Dealing with those emotions can be just as complex as the emotions themselves. Meditation can help her to find her calm center when she’s feeling out of control.

It Might Improve Blood Pressure and Other Health Conditions

Because meditation is so relaxing, it is often recommended as a means of helping to lower your senior’s blood pressure. It may help in a similar manner with other types of health conditions that rely on lowering stress levels and relaxing. This doesn’t mean that your senior should avoid other treatments that her doctor recommends, such as taking her medication as directed. If she’s interested in meditation for health reasons, it’s best to talk with her doctor about any potential risks and benefits that she might experience along the way.

As complicated as meditation might seem at first, it’s actually really easy to do. Your senior might enjoy doing guided meditations, which are easy to find at various websites. You can try searching for them with the phrase “guided meditation” and then whatever concerns your senior wants to address. So stress relieving meditations might be found by searching “guided meditations for stress relief.”

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About Kevin Watkins

Caring Hearts of Rochester was founded by John Hunt and Kevin Watkins. Kevin and John met when they were in the same Boy Scout Troop in their youth. They chose different career paths before forming Caring Hearts.

Kevin and his wife, Candy, lived in Naples, Florida for 10 years, where three of their four children were born. He was recruited to the insurance industry by a colleague who felt his personality would benefit people with needs. The insurance industry became a big part of their lives. He evaluated peoples’ risks, working with property and casualty, and life products, and later began to underwrite Long Term Care insurance as people were beginning to plan for their futures. He started two agencies, then bought a third. In his last three years before selling his third agency, he was ranked in the top 10%, top 5% & then top 1% nationally out of the more than 12,500 Allstate agencies in the U.S. at the time. Kevin’s success can be accredited to his kind nature and his genuine desire to help individuals and families with their needs. He feels very at home meeting with people and discussing their needs, a trait that has been very helpful in his continued success with Caring Hearts of Rochester. Kevin returned to Rochester in 2006 to introduce their young children to snow and to be closer to his extended family.

After having returned to Rochester from their careers in other states, John and Kevin reconnected. Alzheimer’s had afflicted both of their families, and they had both experienced and witnessed the challenges associated with the role of being a caregiver. Kevin’s and John’s collective experiences complemented their desire to work with families and individuals in need. They founded Caring Hearts of Rochester and have since been able work in a capacity that has become a passion for them. They are both Certified Senior Advisors (CSA), a designation earned through education, study and experience in the Elderly and Geriatric Care Profession. Their number one concern is providing their senior clients with ethical and effective services and products. Caring Hearts of Rochester is associated with numerous local affiliations for the elderly in the Upstate NY area including Lifespan, Eldersource, and the Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly.

As the co-founders and hands-on managers of Caring Hearts of Rochester, we thank you for this opportunity to tell you about our passion. We are responsible for the services we offer, for the people we hire, for the training they receive, for the quality and reliability of the services our team delivers to you and your loved ones. Give us a call so that we may learn more about you and your needs at (585) 861-CARE(2273)