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Dec 15, 2022

Senior Care is Better with Better Breakfast

Written By: Tom Crowe
Home Instead CAREGiver standing with a senior in their home

No meal of the day is as important as breakfast, and this is especially true for those in senior care. Westlake Village, CA residents can benefit from excellent senior care services to make sure an excellent breakfast is available every morning.

Breakfast is the most important meal because it sets the tone for the rest of the day. It helps wake up the system and give that first bit of needed nutrition in elderly care. Westlake Village, CA families have a lot going on, so starting the day off right can make all the difference.

A healthy breakfast helps in a good many ways. One important way is to get the metabolism going, balance the blood sugar, and provide some quick calories to the brain. A brain with a good start really gets ready for the rest of the day. A good breakfast also can reduce cravings and that great evil of a healthy diet: snacking. Cravings can make things worse for those with elderly health conditions by giving the sufferer a constant physical discomfort and mental torment.

Those who snack constantly can become obese, which can be a real problem for those with diabetes care for seniors. But a healthy breakfast helps in caring for seniors because it helps regulate the chemistry of the body, the sharpness of the mind, and one’s energy levels.

But what are some ideas for a healthy breakfast? Well, there are many options, but none of them should be considered unless one first considers any dietary restrictions given by their doctor. Caregivers for elderly would know this and would help make sure all guidelines are followed.

Therefore, the trained, licensed, bonded, and compassionate CAREGivers of Home Instead are so great at what they do. Dietary restrictions are learned and applied when menu planning. They arrive sensitive to the dietary needs of each client, carefully noting dietary needs, and of course food preferences. And then they can help devise a menu for breakfast. The menu will be filling, nutritious, and delicious! It may include a dry cereal with granola or muesli, perhaps eggs, toast, bacon or sausage, fruit juice or whole fruit, or just a small bowl of cereal with milk or a milk substitute like almond milk. Or maybe it could be simple as just toast and jam or peanut butter on some crackers. Joining breakfast may be a beverage like coffee or tea, as the client wishes, and their diet allows.

On Sundays or a special occasion, the breakfast menu may expand to reflect the festive nature of the day. Perhaps even something like a mimosa or virgin Bloody Mary could be included.

But whatever way your preferences and dietary restrictions point, a delicious and nutritious breakfast is possible. And not only is it possible, but it is also a positively good thing. Breakfast — that first meal of the day, the meal that literally breaks the fast of the night — remains the single most important meal we can eat each day. And the CAREGivers of Home Instead are ready to help you and your loved ones come up with the best, most preferable, most appropriate, and most nutritious breakfast your dietary restrictions allow.

Contact Home Instead today to set up a virtual or in-home assessment and start your best breakfast life ever! Call at 805-370-0303

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