Remaining healthy takes a variety of forms. Switching out deep-fried foods for grilled ones is one step. Lowering the amount of highly-processed foods is another. Adding daily exercises from walking to swimming to gentle aerobics aids in keeping the body fit and wards off sickness and disease. The most important aspect of all is to stay hydrated. For seniors, this can be the hardest part because of medications, climates, and poor habits, but it is also the easiest to control.
When your elderly loved one struggles to stay hydrated, they face potential health hazards like confusion, weakness, and urinary tract infections. Your mom or dad can also experience pneumonia, bedsores if bed-ridden, or untimely death. The highly-trained caregivers at Home Instead Senior Care Hamilton understand the unique needs the elderly have as they age. We can help with making nutritious food, monitoring fluid intake, and keeping track of the subtle indications of dehydration.
Getting enough water into the body does not mean it has to be through consuming only water. There are a variety of ways to increase fluid intake without drinking plain water. Here is how you can help your aging parent stay hydrated:
Keep Mom and Dad happy and hydrated when you give them a variety of options to increase their fluid intake. Ensure they get what they need with the help of a Home Instead Senior Care personal support worker who can help with cooking healthy meals, personal care, and a variety of other senior care services. We tailor your service plans to fit you and your family’s needs during this season of life.
Call us at (905) 521-5500 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality home care we deliver each day to families in our Hamilton community.
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