The Healthy Senior: Home Care Makes Eating a Nutritious Diet Easier

Senior Home Care Makes Eating a Nutritious Diet EasierNo matter how old you are, good health begins with good nutrition. But eating well is especially important for seniors. Without essential nutrients and adequate calories, your elderly relative may suffer from fatigue, depression, and general weakness. What’s more, the lack of a nutritious diet can result in slower healing after surgery, increased risk of infection, and even lung and heart problems. Getting your loved one to eat a balanced diet can be a challenge, though.

Seniors are often unable to shop on their own, and may be unwilling to ask for help. They also may feel that they don’t know how to cook, or that preparing a meal for one is a waste. They might even discover that they sometimes forget to eat – a frightening situation not only for your loved one, but for you as well. If any of these are a problem for your favorite senior, home care can be the answer.

An in-home caregiver can go grocery shopping, handle menu planning and cooking, and even share meals with a lonely relative. They can monitor conditions that typically cause elderly people trouble when it comes to eating, such as improperly fitting dentures or loss of appetite caused by certain medications. Senior home care aides help your loved one continue to live independently while remaining healthy, and allow you to enjoy the reduced stress that comes from knowing your elderly relative is eating well.

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Originally posted 2010-09-01 13:00:16.

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.