Eating healthy is an important part of aging well. A good diet is very important for the best senior healthy living potential. Regency Home Care Atlanta wants to make sure your aging loved one is eating properly by following these nutrition tips for seniors.
Keep your recipes – Swap out ingredients
Maybe the doctor prescribed a special diet to follow. This doesn’t mean everything has to be tossed out to start with unfamiliar healthier foods. Many favorite recipes can be changed to meet new nutritional needs. All it takes is a few minor changes of ingredients.
A low-sodium diet doesn’t mean tasteless meals. Substitute salt for herbs and spices or try to add a splash of lemon juice. There are so many tasty options to lessen sodium intake.
Eat smaller portions more frequently. Healthy snacks are a great part of a balanced diet. Eat when hungry, and not simply because the clock says its lunch time.
Some drugs suppress appetite or cause nausea. Others can change the way food tastes. Talk to your doctor about any appetite changes you notice.
Staying at home makes it easy to fall into the habit of doing nothing but sitting around. Don’t fall into that trap. Add more physical activity that will, in turn, stimulate appetite and help keep depression at bay.
Eat with others
Dine with a friend or family member. Seniors who eat alone are less likely to eat a healthy diet. We eat better when we eat with others.
Home care helps
Trained, professional caregivers provide meal planning, grocery shopping, and companionship while the at-home senior enjoys delicious meals and snacks prepared for them.
Atlanta Elderly Care through Regency Home Care Atlanta is here to help with the best home health care in Georgia and the surrounding Atlanta area. Senior care Atlanta offers help to maximize life at home for the seniors you love. Health Care Agencies in Atlanta, Georgia are here to help set up and explain options to provide you with nutritious tips and a trusted hands-on assistance in the home to allow older adults to live life to the fullest for as long as possible.
Contact us for more information on private duty care in Atlanta. We are your partner in care to help with living independently for as long as possible and other senior concerns. We help with safe, reliable transportation to health-related appointments and procedures, running errands, preparing nutritious meals and so much more.