iStock_000026259227_Medium-300x200We all know that there is a difference between eating an apple and an apple fritter. Thirst can be quenched by a “Co-Cola” or a glass of grapefruit juice, but that doesn’t mean they are the same.

Although those are clearly not equivalent choices, not all food choice differences are as obvious. You may think your aging loved ones have a healthy appetite and are eating good food, so they couldn’t possibly be suffering from malnutrition, right? Seniors don’t have to be hungry to be malnourished. More food does not always mean nourishing food and nutrient content varies tremendously across even the healthiest of foods. At Regency Home Care, we have over 30 years of experience caring for the aging population of Atlanta, and we are on a mission to raise awareness and offer helpful nutrition information for seniors.

The challenge for the elderly is to meet the same nutrient needs as they did when they were younger, but consume fewer calories. An older adult’s diet should include protein, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins C, D, E and B12, calcium, zinc and folate.

Our caring staff at Regency Home Care of North Atlanta can cook nutritious meals for your family members as part of our home care services. Leftover meats and vegetables can be combined into one-dish casseroles to be easily reheated or frozen for later use. Additionally, we can be hired to provide shopping assistance.

Regency Home Care of North Atlanta knows there is no place like home, and we work hard every day to help the aging members of our community stay in their homes for as long as possible. Our dedicated Atlanta In Home Care solutions include as little as one hour a day to around-the clock care for Alzheimer’s and dementia clients throughout the Atlanta area. We provide a full range of home care services with the goal of keeping our clients safe, healthy and independent. Meal planning, preparation and diabetes care management are just some of the services we provide. Find out more by calling (678) 999-2446 or fill out our simple web form.