Seniors Must Take Extra Care When Celebrating Seafood Month in October


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Seniors Must Take Extra Care When Celebrating Seafood Month in October

Senior Care in Stamford, CT - Seafood is Delicious, but can also be Dangerous

Senior Care in Stamford, CTOctober is Seafood Month and while we tend to think about summer as being the time to enjoy lobster, shrimp, and scallops, this is a food that is great all year long. There are some things to be concerned about when it comes to someone who may rely on senior care.


Even though the elderly patient may not have any type of allergies to seafood in the past, that doesn’t mean they haven’t developed them now. The body changes over time and what didn’t cause us to be sick before might give us a reaction now.

It’s no fun when you have allergies to certain foods, and when it comes to seafood it can be downright dangerous. Some seafood allergies can cause the individual to go into anaphylactic shock, which can cause their throat to close over and make it difficult or impossible to get air into their lungs.

Other allergies can cause discomfort, especially stomach pains. Be sure that the senior doesn’t have any type of allergies to seafood before planning a trip to the local restaurant or fish market.

Choking hazards

How often have you taken a good, solid, bite of shrimp or lobster tail and then for a split second realized that it’s lodged in your throat? When you’re eating seafood, if it’s cooked properly then it will have a somewhat soft texture to it.

It may also be tough to chew and that can cause you to choke. The person who is eating with senior home services may not be prepared to devour a nice, tender lobster tail and they may chew a few simple times before trying to swallow.

The senior care provider should have experience and training on the Heimlich maneuver so that they can save a life if the need ever arose. Seafood, along with red meat (steak and lobster, anyone?) is one of the more common foods that can cause choking.


Unfortunately, far too much of the seafood that we get in the United States today is not safe for regular consumption. Mercury and other contaminants have affected fish, clams, and other seafood items.

Check to make sure that the seafood you or the senior are going to get is fresh and from waters that are considered safe. If you don’t know, the market won’t tell you, or the restaurant doesn’t know, it might be best to pass on this meal.

If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Stamford, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at (203) 340-0652.

Caleena Namdev, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Stamford

Caleena Namdev is the President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. She is a graduate of University of Connecticut. Caleena has been working with seniors for a long time - whether it was her volunteer work with the IRS, or her role at the prestigious trust and estate law firm in Darien. Providing guidance to seniors and family members so they can get the help they need, is a passion for Caleena.

"Hi - I am Caleena Namdev, President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend you our warmest welcome. We know that searching for personalized, high quality care for your loved one is difficult. Your loved ones deserve the highest level of care and support. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we strive to exceed the high standards that you have set for their care. Please call my office at (203) 661-6969 and speak to a member of my CareTEAM™.

When you call us, you will be speaking with Stamford's most reliable, professionally managed, non-medical homecare agency - an agency, you can depend on for the care of your loved ones, whether you live around town, or thousands of miles away. You will also be speaking with an agency, where the owners are directly involved in ensuring that your loved ones get the highest level of care. We are SWCCA approved and are able to work directly with your long term insurance provider and worker's compensation insurance provider."

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