Do you find yourself, or your elderly loved one, struggling to maintain healthy eating habits? All too often elderly individuals lose passion and drive when it comes to preparing and eating nutritious meals. Some may say, "Food just doesn't taste the same anymore," "I can't get out to go shopping," or "I'm just not that hungry."
A healthy diet regime and daily exercise are important for individuals of all ages. However, as an older adult, daily food and physical activity choices affect your health - how you feel today, tomorrow, and in the future, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It's important to raise awareness about the importance of healthy living. Luckily, it's March, or National Nutrition Month ® , according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics . NMH encourages individuals to develop healthy eating and physical activity habits - so do Synergy HomeCare of Inland Empire caregivers.
Synergy caregivers understand the importance of nutritious meals and daily exercise for you or your elderly loved one - no matter what time of year. Synergy caregivers can help you or your elderly parent by:
Our caregivers can assist your senior parent in the preparation of a well-balanced grocery list to ensure proper diet. In addition, we can also help your family member clip coupons, find the best deals, monitor current food supplies in the home, and dispose of old or spoiled food. We'll even do all of the shopping with your senior parent.
Studies show that over half of all seniors living at home are undernourished or malnourished. This is caused by an unbalanced diet, the body's unwillingness to absorb food, or depression. As our trained caregivers assist with meal preparation, they will also monitor the food and fluid intake of your senior parent to ensure healthy nutrition.
If your senior parent or family member is unable to cook a nourishing meal for themselves, our caregivers can prepare and encourage proper diet and nutrition, as well as ensure thorough cleanup to prevent the spread of bacteria or food-borne illness.
Staying active and mobile is important to your senior parent's health and independence. Our caregivers can accompany your family member on walks and encourage regular exercise.
For older adults, consuming a variety of nutrient-packed foods has been linked to reduced risks for developing chronic health conditions, such as osteoporosis, arthritis, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Healthy food choices also help promote increased energy levels, healthy body weight, and healthy digestion.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services , a healthy eating plan is one that:
· Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
· Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
· Is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars
Nutritious meals and routine physical activity are keys to good health. Synergy caregivers understand the importance of proper nutrition and daily exercise. Healthy habits can help you or your loved one:
· Stay happy, mobile, and independent
· Manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes and arthritis
· Reduce the risk of heart disease, certain types of cancer, diabetes, obesity, anxiety and depression, arthritis, and osteoporosis
So, why not increase the quality of life for you or your elderly loved one? Hire a Synergy caregiver today to ensure that you achieve happiness and life longevity for your or your senior parent.
About SYNERGY HomeCare
Synergy HomeCare of Inland Empire is the name you can trust in Corona, Norco, Riverside, Chino, Chino Hills, Diamond Bar for personal home care. Synergy HomeCare of the Inland Empire SW is part of a national franchise of non-medical home care offices dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable service to anyone of any age. Synergy HomeCare caregivers are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, to those in need - including seniors, expectant moms, those suffering from sports injuries and debilitating illnesses, and more. Synergy HomeCare of Inland Empire Southwest can be found online at http://www.synergyhomecare.com/agencies/ca/corona/ca18/. The location also hosts active social media pages on Facebook and Twitter. Ken and Anna can be reached at 951-280-9808 and [email protected] .