As we age, our bodies change—that’s inevitable. We may develop chronic conditions or our senses may see noticeable decline. One area that affects seniors the most is their nutritional health. You may have noticed that Mom does not enjoy her favourite meal like she used to, or Dad struggled to eat a ribeye steak at his birthday celebration. As the taste buds deteriorate, your loved one may lose interest in eating, which may lead to malnutrition, a weak immune system, and disease.
Healthy eating for seniors does not have to be hard. It takes a foundational understanding of the nutritional needs and a little planning to get them the most nutrients for the dollar. When you need help ensuring Dad eats well, a highly-trained caregiver from Home Instead Senior Care can help.
As your mom grows older, her body will face a variety of issues that proper nutrition can help with:
Supercharge Your Senior’s Diet
Elderly folk can get by with fewer calories, but they still need high amounts of some nutrients like Vitamin D, calcium, and B vitamins. When supercharging your parent’s diet, consider these tips:
Professional Senior Care Services Help Keep Your Senior Healthy
Help your loved one stay healthy and living independently when you understand their nutritional needs. If schedules are tight, and you cannot be there to ensure your aging parent is eating correctly, a highly-trained caregiver from Home Instead Senior Care Etobicoke can step in to help. We provide a variety of home care services in addition to fixing nutritional meals. Let us assist you in keeping your mom or dad happy and healthy with our customizable services.
Call us at (416) 239-2200 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality senior care we deliver each day to families in our Etobicoke community.