mens health week 2024
  • June 10 2024
  • Wellness

Healthy Ageing for Men: The Role of Aged Care Facilities

From 10 to 16 June is Men’s Health Week, a time to raise awareness of health challenges that men face and look at ways to improve physical and mental well-being. Regardless of gender, maintaining good health is essential for everyone, however, many senior men face unique challenges as they age and need to be able to access the right healthcare and support tailored to their specific needs. 

With many male residents living at HillView Care’s Gold Coast aged care homes, we’re familiar with the care and support male residents need. In this blog article, we’ll explore the role of aged care facilities, like HillView Care, in promoting healthy ageing for men. 

Understanding men’s health needs

Just like women, men often face unique challenges as they are and can be at higher risk of certain conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and prostate cancer. Men may also be at risk of other mental health issues such as depression and social isolation. The first step in caring for men in aged care is understanding these needs and providing tailored support to address them effectively. 

Our supportive team at HillView Care knows first-hand the importance of personalised care plans, taking into account these specific challenges men face as they age. Our team is committed to ensuring each resident receives the best possible care and the support they need to thrive in their later years. 

Tailored care for active men

We’re strong believers that physical activity plays an important role in maintaining good health as we age and the HillView Wellness Program provides the opportunity for residents to engage in activities that promote their physical well-being and overall quality of life.

Holistic care is central to our approach at HillView Care, and we understand that addressing men’s health involves more than just medical treatment. That’s why we offer a range of lifestyle programs and activities designed to promote physical fitness and support emotional well-being. 

With group exercise classes and the HillView Care Wellness Program, we provide opportunities for men to stay active, connected, and fulfilled. Our holistic approach to care ensures that every aspect of our resident’s health and happiness is nurtured, allowing them to enjoy a fulfilling and enriching life in our community.

Our Wellness Program begins with a thorough assessment of each resident’s strength, mobility, and specific goals, ensuring tailored care for optimal results. With a comprehensive focus on mobility, our program aims to enhance strength, flexibility, balance, and range of motion while managing pain through targeted exercises and therapies. Regular assessments allow for ongoing monitoring of progress, with the option for residents to continue with further cycles of exercise for continued improvement and maintenance of mobility.

Nutrition for ageing men

A balanced and healthy diet is key to providing all the nutrients men need as they age. Residents at HillView Care are offered a beautiful menu of healthy meals prepared by our onsite chefs who consult with dietitians when designing the menu. 

We also work closely with residents to ensure we’re supporting their various dietary preferences and requirements, ensuring they receive the nutrition they need while satisfying their various tastes and likes. This ensures they are happy as well as receiving the necessary nutrients to support their health and well-being. 

Social engagement and connection

As men age, the impact of isolation becomes increasingly apparent, highlighting the significance of fostering social connections and remaining actively engaged with the community.

At HillView Care, our community is everything, and we have built a warm and inclusive environment where residents can forge meaningful connections and enjoy a sense of belonging. We offer a variety of social activities and events where male residents can connect, share experiences, and foster friendships. 

From group outings and hobby clubs to cultural celebrations and educational sessions, there are plenty of opportunities for male residents to engage in activities that interest them and enrich their lives.

Supporting healthy ageing for men at HillView Care

As men face unique challenges it’s vital that their aged care provider understands and addresses their specific needs with sensitivity and expertise. From tailored healthcare programs to social activities designed with men in mind, an aged care provider must prioritise the well-being and dignity of male residents.

At HillView Care, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality care to support male residents, empowering them to live a fulfilling and active life in their senior years. As we celebrate Men’s Health Week, let’s continue to prioritise men’s health and well-being and work together to promote healthy ageing for all.

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