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March is Senior Nutrition Month

By Gretchen Ellsmore: Community Blogger

Senior Nutrition: Nutrition Needs Change as We Age

 

No matter our age, we’re all more aware of the impact proper nutrition makes in living a healthy life. But that doesn’t mean we always make the right choice when it comes to eating properly. And if we don’t eat properly in the early and middle stages of our life, then it’s almost guaranteed there will be health consequences later. The key is to not start bad habits or, if we’re already victim to them, to make a lifestyle change and develop new habits that help us live healthier and simply feel better.

 

But there are different challenges for older adults. First, they need fewer calories because they have a slower metabolism. Also, partly because of bad habits and different lifestyles earlier in life, many may now have a chronic condition, such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease. That’s why it’s especially important to pay attention to what seniors eat. It can make a huge difference in keeping them healthy and feeling good.

 

If you’re concerned if Mom or Dad are eating properly, a Home Helpers® Home Care Exceptional Caregiver can help provide peace of mind. They will work with the family and, if you want, your loved one’s doctor to make sure they’re getting the nutrition they need for a better quality of life. By helping with grocery shopping, meal preparation and even cleaning the cooking area, one of our Exceptional Caregivers will make sure your loved one is eating properly for their unique situation. For those times a Caregiver isn’t with your loved one, you can have delicious, chef prepared frozen meals from Silver Cuisine delivered right to your door to ensure they’re getting proper nutrition without having to cook and clean.

 

I’m always amazed how our Caregivers are able to gently persuade even the most stubborn person when it comes to making sure they are doing what’s best, whether it’s staying hydrated, getting up and moving or eating a piece of fruit instead of a piece of candy.

 

I invite you to contact us at 303-412-5534 or visit our website https://www.homehelpershomecare.com/westminster/home to schedule a free consultation to see how we can tailor an in-home care plan that meets the needs of your loved one and provides you the peace of mind you deserve. Our Vision is to be the extended family when the family can’t be there by delivering the same type of care we would want for our own loved one.

 

We take this very seriously and would love to work with you to design a plan that meets your needs and budget.

 

Use this infographic from the National Council on Aging as a free guide to ensure the senior in your life is eating properly.  https://www.ncoa.org/resources/6-ways-to-eat-well-as-you-get-older-infographic