Preventing Senior Hospitalizations Part 5
Maintain a Healthy Diet
A poor diet can cause multiple health issues. There are many reasons that seniors have a poor diet.
According to Home Instead Senior Care:
Diet and companionship go hand in hand. “When you eat with others, appetite is better and emotional well-being is improved,” said Dr. Clevenger. If a senior is living alone and unable to prepare healthy meals, he or she may not be getting a balanced diet — one of the biggest risks that could send a senior to the hospital.
When we get calls from concerned family members that they have noticed that their mom or dad has lost weight, we explain that a Home Instead CAREGiver can do so much to solve this problem. For instance, we could put together a plan to solve multiple meal related issues. Here is a list of services a CAREGiver could accomplish:
A healthy diet is a lot easier nowadays just because there is a lot more awareness about eating healthy. If you have concerns about your family member, call us at 508.984.7900. We can make suggestions on how to remedy the situation.
Look for more topics on healthy eating, as we begin our next campaign "Bring Back the Sunday Dinner".
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