Senior Health and Wellbeing | May 11, 2023
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:
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.
If you are concerned about the health and wellbeing 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. Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).
What’s more, our trained caregivers are selected with one specific quality in mind: empathy. Care that is empathetic is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our clients’ exact needs. Learn more about our unique service offering by contacting the Comfort Keepers Edmonton office.
If you live in the Devon, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, or Stony Plain and surrounding areas, contact Comfort Keepers at 780-465-4665.