Good Life Fitness & Senior Home Care Agency is registered with the State of Florida – Agency for Health Care Administration, Division of Health Quality Assurance as a Homemaker & Companion Services Business, Registration #234615.
Good Life Fitness & Senior Home Care Agency is not a franchise. We operate a privately owned non-medical Senior Home Care service with a focus on healthy living. The business is locally owned and operated by Peggy Hamilton, a fourth generation Vero Beach native with over 40 years work experience in the health and wellness field. She is a nationally certified fitness trainer and wellness coach. She is also a licensed massage therapist.
Peggy is a baby boomer and understands the needs of Seniors. She began working at the Vero Beach Health & Country Club in 1976 as a trainer and night-manager while attending College. A few years later she taught group exercise classes, mostly for younger clientele, the “Jane Fonda Aerobic Days.”
Peggy moved to Germany in 1986 and followed her passion, teaching aerobic classes in various German Fitness Centers and on American Army Bases. Peggy’s Senior Fitness and Home Care Career began in a small Bavarian farm town in Germany in 1994. She had opened an Aerobic Studio in rural Germany and taught a variety of group-exercise classes, educated, trained and certified American and German exercise instructors. Her first home senior client was Dr. Ingeborg Ebert, 84 years of age. It was difficult, due to a hip injury for Frau Doctor Ebert to climb the stairs to the Aerobic Studio. Peggy began house visits for training 2-3 visits weekly for the next 4 years. Ingeborg’s husband and daughter were both medical doctors. They welcomed Peggy and trusted her with Dr. Ebert’s emotional and physical wellbeing. The Eberts credited Peggy’s home visits to improving and maintaining their Matriarchs quality of life. Three generations of Eberts lived under the same roof. They never considered an Assisted Living Home for their Elders. Still to this day, most Germans do not place their Elders in Care Facilities.
In the United States, Seniors often live alone or with an aging spouse. They rarely have the immediate family living with them. Many Families suffer watching their loved ones slowly slipping away with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, falling and breaking bones and other age-related maladies.
Peggy has personally experienced close relatives, family friends and clients with declining health and mental state directly related to leading a very sedentary lifestyle, health-related problems, lack of socialization, and ensuing depression. Movement and exercise have been medically proven to improve moods and promote a more positive outlook on life.
Seniors with little outside contact to the world, lose motivation to maintain physical strength. The old saying” If you don’t move it, you lose it” applies here. Without regular exercise and movement, Seniors become weaker and unsteady on their feet. The falls begin, the bruises, broken bones, the hospitalizations, the Rehabilitation Centers and the painful healing process. A large number of Seniors, after Falls, never completely recover. They may need a walker, a cane, or a wheelchair for the rest of their lives.
We at GoodLife Senior Home Care believe in The Golden Years. Our number one goal is to provide a safe, thriving and comforting environment wherever your Loved One resides, whether it be at Home, a temporary rehabilitation center or a move to an Assisted Living Facility.