Know the important role balanced nutrition plays in a healthy life.
A healthy, balanced diet is important for people of all ages, including seniors. Receiving proper nutrition enhances the vitality and overall well-being of seniors, making for a happier, more enjoyable life. On the other hand, poor nutrition weakens seniors, leaving them vulnerable to illness and other maladies. You can help keep your loved ones feeling their best by ensuring that they receive a balanced diet, rich with nutrients. Comfort Keepers® caregivers can also assist with nutritional needs, from grocery shopping to meal preparation. This is a great way to help aid seniors in getting the proper nutrition they need.
Healthy eating is good medicine
Maintaining an appetite and eating nutrient-rich meals can be a challenge for many seniors. With the assistance of caregivers, we can help make sure your loved ones receive the best nutrition possible.
Using our Interactive Caregiving™ approach, we encourage socialization at meal time. This may include assisting the senior with food preparation alongside the caregiver, or sitting down and sharing a meal together. By creating socialization around the meal, there is a better chance of stimulating the appetite, as well as fulfilling mental and emotional needs. We find that seniors delight in sharing mealtime with another person, rather than being alone. This also helps strengthen the bond between caregiver and client.
There are many important benefits of good nutrition, including:
- Improved energy
- Stronger sense of wellness
- Strengthened immunity
- Sharpened mental focus
- Stronger physical body, including bones and muscles
- Better cardiovascular health
- Improved weight control, digestion and regularity
- Reduced incidence of mood swings and depression
- ... and many, many more.
Your dedicated caregiver will be as vigilant as possible in making sure you or your loved ones are not only eating enough, but getting the proper nutrition needed to remain healthy and strong. By being observant, our caregivers may be able to help prevent possible nutritional deficits before they threaten overall health and well-being.