Preventing Malnutrition in Seniors


15When a person does not get the appropriate amount of nutrients in their daily diet, their body can suffer. This might be an issue for a senior in your life, especially if they live alone and are unable to cook or grocery shop on a regular basis. Malnutrition is not always a sign of illness; it is sometimes just a sign that a little extra help by an in-home care service is needed.

How a Service can Help

A provider from a home care agency can come into a senior’s home and help with the basic tasks of everyday nutrition. These services could include grocery shopping as well as preparing and cooking meals. If there is a lack of desire to eat that is not due to illness, companionship might also be provided to encourage your loved one to eat more during their meals, encouraging proper nutrition.

If everyone works together to encourage a senior to eat, they might be able to avoid malnutrition and the unpleasant side effects that accompany it such as illness and disease. Finding ways to keep seniors healthy on a regular basis will help them be able to enjoy their golden years.

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