By Dalena Pangna, Physiotherapist at Optimum Health Solutions
As people get older, they may need some extra help around the home and/or out in the community to maintain their independence.
Common things aged-care support workers may help with for people living out in the community include personal care, helping with shopping, cooking, cleaning and even helping people engage in fun, social activities around the home.
There is a high need for physiotherapists to support older people as they age, as their health and fitness starts to declines. This can lead to more frequent falls and a higher risk of injury. Physiotherapists can help older people age gracefully by helping them stay strong, fit and physically active.