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Comfort Keepers provides award-winning in-home care for seniors and other adults in need of assistance with daily activities. Our highly trained and dedicated caregivers can help your loved one stay in their home for as long as safely possible—a dream come true for many elders.

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors on a Fixed Income

Senior Health and Wellbeing  |  May 11, 2023

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Tips for Eating Healthy on a Fixed Income for Seniors and Caregivers that Focus on Diet and Nutrition

No matter the age, a nutritious diet is essential. Seniors who may face economic and physical struggles, however, can find it difficult to procure and prepare healthy meals. In this blog we discuss healthy eating tips for seniors on a fixed income.

This month, Comfort Keepers® is focusing on their STOP Senior Hunger initiative to assist seniors, their families and caregivers in developing a healthy nutritional balance. With the help of Comfort Keepers’ home health care services and physicians, seniors can easily incorporate common-sense strategies for good eating habits and living well.

Seniors can eat a nutritious, delicious diet at an affordable price by following these tips:

  • Make meal planning and preparation a fun experience. Plan one new meal, prepare a new recipe or try a new food item each week. Look for new ways to prepare an old favorite.
  • If you buy enough ingredients to cook more than one meal, you can freeze individual portions.
  • Provide complex carbohydrates instead of simple sugars.
  • Buy fresh fruits and vegetables when they’re in season (it is cheaper) and opt for frozen produce when fresh is not available.
  • Purchase lower cost, high-quality protein, such as low-fat ground meat, eggs, beans, tofu, tuna and dairy products including milk, cottage cheese, cheese and yogurt.
  • Avoid impulse purchases and excessive calorie consumption by shopping with a list and making better food choices.
  • Caregivers and seniors can clip coupons and watch grocery store ads for sales if they like store brands.
  • Avoid prepared foods, sweets, and snack foods that are low in nutrients or purchased in small amounts.
  • Take advantage of senior menus or discounts when eating out. Lunch is usually cheaper than dinner, and portions will probably be smaller.

Good nutrition contributes to a greater quality of life for seniors.

More than 1 in 3 seniors in the care of others is at risk for under- or mal-nutrition (Mayo Clinic/American Dietetic Association). Malnutrition is the lack of proper nutrition, not necessarily a lack of food. Detecting malnutrition in seniors may be difficult, and even seniors who eat enough may be eating the wrong foods to keep themselves healthy.

Your local Comfort Keepers may have a resource guide with contact information for local financial assistance programs that apply to seniors in home health care. Note: Seniors, their family members and other caregivers should speak with their doctors about managing their nutrition.

Comfort Keepers® in Edmonton Can Help with In-Home Elderly Care!

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help. Comfort Keepers®’ trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. 

Companionship and Interactive Caregiving™

Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).

Moreover, our trained caregivers are selected with one specific quality in mind: empathy. Empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs. 

Learn more about our unique service offering by contacting the Comfort Keepers Edmonton office. If you live in Devon, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, or Stony Plain and surrounding areas, contact Comfort Keepers at 780-465-4665.

Comfort Keepers® Edmonton is an Approved Service Provider for the Client Directed Homecare Invoicing Program Offered by Alberta Health Services. Is Invoicing the Right Option for You?  Read more about the program HERE.

Comfort Keepers Edmonton is here to help you and your loved ones get the best care possible. Awarded the “Accredited with Exemplary Standing” seal by Accreditation Canada. Our Edmonton location has achieved the highest available certification in Canada for Home Care services, clearly demonstrating Comfort Keepers’ commitment to offering safe, high-quality home care to its senior clients in Edmonton.

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