Healthy and successful aging can be characterized by adapting
to the changes that come with age.
The emphasis in “successful or active aging” is on maximizing
independence and function as the person grows older.
Helping prepare meals and having someone
to eat with can help us live healthier lives.
Aging is accompanied by changes that can negatively impact
Sensory impairment like decreased sense of taste and smell, poor
oral health and dental problems, inflammation, and a monotonous
diet that is poor in quality.
Diminished vision and hearing, as well as osteoarthritis, can make
movement difficult and/or painful and may affect the elderly
person’s ability to shop for food and prepare meals.
The elderly may also experience profound changes to their
environment such as isolation, loneliness, depression and
Each of these can affect dietary intake and ultimately impact
The signs of malnutrition in older adults can be tough to spot,
especially in people who don’t seem at risk — but uncovering
problems at the earliest stage can help prevent complications
To detect malnutrition >>
Observe your loved one’s eating habits
Spend time with your loved one during meals at home, not just on
special occasions. If your loved one lives alone, find out who buys
his or her food. If your loved one is in a hospital or long term care
facility, visit during mealtimes.
Watch for weight loss
Help your loved one monitor his or her weight at home. You might
also watch for other signs of weight loss, such as changes in how
Be alert to other red flags.
Malnutrition can cause poor wound healing, easy bruising and
Know your loved one’s medications
Many drugs affect appetite, digestion and nutrient absorption.
Older Americans who reside within their community are
much less likely to suffer from malnutrition.
We provide quality non-medical and skilled medical care that
enables seniors to live happier and healthier lives at home.
Our elder care services are distinguished by the caliber of our in
home caregivers and our dedicated staff.
We can provide care for an hour, a day or, you can leverage
our expertise in live-In care.
We understand the evolving needs of older adults and focus have
a broad range of services to accommodate any client needs.
Some of our services are specifically designed to help seniors
eat right and remain living in their homes, conversation,
companionship and meal preparation.
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