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. At Comfort Keepers®, we help seniors live healthy, independent lives and promote senior nutrition through the Nourish Senior Life® initiative.
As seniors age and change, so do their nutritional needs. Making sure those needs are met makes a real difference in their quality of life. Caregivers or family members should be aware of the signs and symptoms of hunger or malnutrition in older adults, which include the following:
Want to help seniors with limited resources in your community?
You can help fight senior hunger and malnutrition by donating non-perishable food items to your local participating Comfort Keepers senior care office. Find out more at Feed Seniors Now®.
Comfort Keepers of Parksville, Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo provides in home care services in the following cities and postal codes in the British Columbia area:
Beaver Creek, Cameron Lake, Cassidy, Cedar, Dashwood, Dolphin Beach, Dunsmuir, Errington, Extension, Hilliers, Nanaimo, Nanoose Bay, Parksville, Port Alberni, Qualicum Bay, Qualicum Beach, South Wellington, Sproat Lake, and Whiskey Creek
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