More than 10 million senior Americans are at risk of hunger, and approximately 10% of adults are malnourished, according to the National Council on Aging. Do you have elderly relatives who may be malnourished? Did their eating habits suddenly shift as they lived alone? Prevent this from worsening. Find out below how you can assist them.
- Choose healthier options.
Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats are nutrient-dense foods that you can include in a healthy diet. Limit their intake of salt, solid fats, sugar, alcoholic beverages, and salt as much as possible. Even when you are not there to care for them, caregivers can assist with meal preparation and medication assistance to ensure that seniors meet their daily health requirements.
- Make nutritious snacks.
Eating healthy snacks is necessary to get more calories and nutrients between meals. Snacking is one way to keep your energy up, especially for adults who tend to overeat when they eat. Our home care in La Mesa, California can provide quality meal assistance that ensures your loved one’s daily nutrition.
- Plan and prepare in advance.
Planning is essential for consuming a wide range of healthy foods. Preparing nutritious meals ahead of time will eliminate guesswork and provide seniors with consistent meals. To have time for light housekeeping and prepare for the entire week, start with a daily meal plan and work your way up to a weekly one.
Sunshine Home Health Aide Org., Inc. is a trusted provider of home care services, including feeding assistance. With years of experience, expertise, and understanding of elderly care, we can guarantee wholesome and professional assistance for seniors and individuals in need. Call us at 619-466-8773.
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