Los Lunas, New Mexico
1202 Main St NE C-103, Los Lunas, NM 87031
(505) 515-0001
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Dehydration & Appetite Loss

Comfort Keepers In-Home Care in Los Lunas, New Mexico.

Comfort Keepers Provides In-Home Health Care in Los Lunas, NM 

Elderly In Los Lunas Can Remain Hydrated And Healthy At Home With Home Health Care Services

Two of the most prevalent health issues that seniors confront are dehydration and malnutrition. Many seniors do not eat or drink enough water during the day because they forget, are depressed, or are lonely and do not want to prepare meals for themselves. In-home health care services are an excellent way to ensure that your parent or senior loved one stays hydrated and eats balanced and nutritious meals!

What Causes Lack of Appetite and Dehydration?

There are numerous reasons why elders do not eat or drink enough during the day, including:

  • Cooking requires a lot of energy.
  • Taste buds and thirst receptors lose sensitivity.
  • A dislike of dining alone
  • Illnesses or diseases
  • Dentures
  • A scarcity of financial resources
  • Inability to shop at a grocery store
  • Memory loss and disorientation can make shopping difficult

How Home Health Care Services Help Elderly Stay Healthy

It is critical for your loved one to keep a strong appetite in order to avoid malnutrition and disease, and in-home health care services can be extremely beneficial in this regard. Many doctors recommend exercising to help increase thirst and appetite. A caregiver can help your loved one get outside for walks or bike rides and urge them to exercise on a regular basis. A home health care provider, on the other hand, can keep a close check on how much your elderly loved one is eating and drinking.

A caregiver can encourage your senior loved one to drink water every hour and ensure that there is enough of clean cold water, juice, sparkling water, or other healthy drinks accessible. We can also encourage your elderly loved one to eat more by preparing tasty meals with them and making mealtimes enjoyable for them. When your parent or loved one has someone to eat with, they are much more likely to eat the recommended number of healthy foods rather than fast food or delivered dishes that are quick to prepare but extremely unhealthy.

Call Comfort Keepers immediately if you are concerned about your senior loved one in Los Lunas, NM eating and drinking enough to keep healthy. One of our in-home health care providers would be delighted to speak with you about the degree of care that your senior loved one need.