I pray that the prospective residents/family feel the love and experience the genuine kindness when they walk through the doors of Harbison Shores in Irmo! My mom has been a resident since 2018. Unfortunately not all the past experiences have been pleasant, but so far under this management I sense a more resident/family centered facility. Everyone is amazing, from the maintenance staff, to the administrator! I have heard caregivers affectionately calling my mom, “mom” or “grandma” depending on their age; telling her they love her while putting her to bed with big good night hug! They comb her ...Show More
Promoting Men's Health this Father's Day Back
It is almost Father’s Day so let’s talk about dad. Is he a man who can tell any story? Is he a handyman or gearhead? Can he pull any joke out of his sleeve to make you laugh? No matter who your father figure is, Dad’s are important to our life. That is why promoting men’s health is also important, especially for your aging father. Here are some specific tips to improve men’s health:
Manage stress. Take time everyday to complete activities that bring you joy, but don’t overload your tasks. Maintaining a positive mental attitude is also important to managing stress. At Harbison Shores, things such as meditating, yoga, and brief walks can help clear your mind and balance your mental state. Finally, it is recommended to sleep for 7-9 hours, so get plenty of rest each night to replenish your body with energy.
Get regular check-ups and screenings. Men have unique healthcare needs. Regular check-ups and health screenings not only protect your health, they also help your doctor understand your overall health. At Harbison Shores, our on-site nursing staff helps with needs such as blood pressure monitoring and scheduling for doctor visits. As you age, keeping an eye on your health is important to maintaining an able lifestyle.
Stay active. Movement and exercise are crucial to improving your health. Developing personalized fitness plans and goals gets your blood pumping, activates your muscles, and stimulates your mind. The fitness and wellness activities at Harbison Shores are perfect to help you fulfill your fitness journey.
To all the extraordinary Dads, we thank you for showing up and inspiring us all throughout life. We encourage you to keep your health at par so you never have to miss out on this amazing life in Irmo, South Carolina. Happy Father’s Day. You are truly a superhero.