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Healthy aging is a goal we all share and good nutrition is the first line of defense for older adults who are striving to maintain their independence as they age. Now the Home Instead Senior Care® ...

Healthy aging is a goal we all share and good nutrition is the first line of defense for older adults who are striving to maintain their independence as they age. Now the Home Instead Senior Care® Network is arming seniors and family caregivers with nutrition resources for healthy aging.

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    • Cooking Under Pressure Arming Family Caregivers in Clallam & Jefferson Counties with Resources for Healthy Aging
    • The Risks
      • According to a recent survey conducted for Home Instead Senior Care, 62 percent of adult children caring for an older adult reported three or more nutritional risks in their senior such as:
        • Three or more prescribed or over-the-counter drugs per day.
        • An illness or condition that made the senior change his or her diet.
        • Having lost or gained more than 10 pounds in the past six months without trying. 1
      • Source:
      •   1. The Boomer Project ( www.boomerproject.com ) completed online interviews with 1,279 U.S. adult caregivers, ages 35-62, with a parent, stepparent or older relative for whom they or someone in their household provides care. Questions regarding nutritional risk factors and stress adapted from Abbott Laboratories' "Determine Your Nutritional Health" checklist. Used with the permission of Abbott Laboratories, copyright 2008.
    • The Warning Signs
      • Following are the warning signs:
      •   Loss of appetite. 
        • Little or no interest in eating out. 
        • Depression.
        • Sudden weight fluctuations
        • Expired or spoiled food.
    • The Warning Signs (Cont.)
        • Skin Tone.
        • Lethargy.
        • Cognitive problems.
        • More than three medications.
        • A recent illness.
    • Why Good Nutrition?
      • “ Without good nutrition, health can deteriorate very quickly, making seniors more susceptible to disease and infection.”
      •  
      • Dr. Nadine Sahyoun, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland
    • Who Can Help?
      • A family or professional caregiver.
      • A congregate meal program
      • (such as a senior center).
      • A home delivery program
      • (such as meals on wheels).
    • 12 Nutritious Foods
      • Oatmeal
      • Eggs
      • Yogurt
      • Blueberries
      • Apples
      • Fish
      • Chicken
      • Broccoli
      • Soy
      • Sweet Potatoes and Squash
      • Rice
      • Dark Chocolate
    • Caregiver Stress
      • Cooking for seniors offers its own unique challenges to caregivers.
      • Of the caregivers who rated their lives as extremely stressful, 67 percent were caring for loved ones with three or more nutritional risk factors compared with 33 percent of caregivers whose seniors had fewer than three nutritional risk factors. 1
      • Source:
      • 1. The Boomer Project ( www.boomerproject.com ) completed online interviews with 1,279 U.S. adult caregivers, ages 35-62, with a parent, stepparent or older relative for whom they or someone in their household provides care. Questions regarding nutritional risk factors and stress adapted from Abbott Laboratories' "Determine Your Nutritional Health" checklist. Used with the permission of Abbott Laboratories, copyright 2008.
    • Tips for Caregivers
      • Get organized – make a shopping list.
      •  
      • Buy fresh ingredients.
      • Cook with seniors.
      • Make eating a happy event.
      • Remember companionship.
    • Additional Resources
      • www.Caregiverstress.com
      • View the Cooking Under Pressure handbook online: http://www.caregiverstress.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/CookingUnderPressure.pdf
      • Also, see a complete list of resources on our delicious page: http://www.delicious.com/OlympicSeniorCare/nutrition
      •  
    • Serving Clallam & Jefferson Counties If you’d like to learn more about our services, or if you’re interested in employment as a Home Instead CAREGiver, please contact your local office. Port Ludlow - 9483 Oak Bay Road | (360) 437-9884 Sequim - 675 N 5th Ave # 1B | (360) 681-2511 www.HomeInstead.com/650