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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

Six Ways to Help Seniors Prevent Dehydration

Edmonton Senior Health  |  August 16, 2019

Help Seniors Prevent Dehydration | Senior Women sipping from a tea mug | Comfort Keepers Edmonton | BLOG POST

What Every Senior in Edmonton, AB Needs to Know About Preventing Dehydration

Help Seniors Prevent Dehydration | Drinking plenty of water during the day and staying hydrated is important for maintaining good health and keeping crucial bodily functions working properly. However, due to age-related difficulties, some seniors find this challenging. Some older adults are unable to sense thirst and do not notice changes in body temperature, while others take medication that has a dehydrating side effect.

Staying properly hydrated is extremely important for so many reasons. Dehydrated seniors can experience headaches, elevated heart rate, muscle weakness, and fatigue. Because of all these negative effects, older adults need to drink enough water during the day. Those seniors who are worried that dehydration is causing them to experience these negative effects should consult their health provider before making any changes to their fluid intake.

Help Seniors Prevent Dehydration with These Useful Tips:

  1. Consulting the doctor – A physician can recommend how much water someone needs and offer tips on managing water intake.
  2. Create a schedule – Seniors can rarely drink a lot of water in one sitting. However, older adults can create a schedule based on their preferences, daily activities, and doctor’s instructions and keep hydration on track.
  3. Eat water-rich foods – Some fruits and vegetables such as cucumbers, watermelon and apples are water-rich foods that can help seniors get more fluids.
  4. Make water more interesting – Some seniors simply don’t enjoy drinking water which is why they don’t drink enough of it during the day. However, there are some ways drinking water can become more interesting. Adding a couple of drops of flavouring to water or making popsicles can make fluid intake less boring.
  5. Reduce water loss – Seniors who sweat a lot can often experience dehydration, which is why keeping inside temperatures at a reasonable level and drinking plenty of water during outside activities is very important.
  6. Don’t wait for thirst – Seniors should drink water even when they do not feel thirsty. A lot of older adults are already dehydrated when they experience thirst.

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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