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Home Health Care For Seniors: Tips for Eating Healthier in the New Year

Jan 19, 2017 by Diane Genovese

With the New Year upon us, more people than ever are making resolutions to eat better and get healthier in 2017. If you are helping your senior loved one make smart decisions about their diet in the year 2017, then there are a number of home health care tips that you can consider for your loved one.

Here are some simple ways that you can help any senior receiving home health care to eat better in the coming year so they can enjoy a happier and healthier 2017:

  • Don’t let seniors be afraid of fat. There are good health fats that can help with joint and brain health.
  • Make sure seniors are getting plenty of calcium from natural sources like milk as it promotes good bone health.
  • Protein from fish and chicken is important for seniors and it can help keep their muscles healthy and prevent them from growing weaker.
  • Add bananas and other fruits filled with potassium to your loved one’s diet if they have cramping.
  • Never forget to add plenty of water to every meal.
  • Avoid salty foods as they can cause dehydration and other issues.
  • If your loved one is on certain medications, check with their doctor about their dietary restrictions.

It can be very difficult to encourage any senior to eat healthier, especially if they have been eating an unhealthy diet for years. However, if you keep these simple tips in mind, they can go a long way in ensuring that your loved one is getting all of the nutritional benefits they need to stay their healthiest. The right diet is an important component of good home health care and as a caregiver you can make sure that your loved one is staying on track with their diet with these easy tips.

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