Home Care and Nutrition

Whether you’re looking for home care in Potomac, including Bethesda, Olney or Silver Spring, or in Fairfax County VA, including McLean or Reston, nutrition for your loved ones should be top of mind. Our caregivers will try to work nutritious meals and snacks into every day – depending on what is available around the house. …

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Special Nutrient Needs Of Older Adults

According to eatright.org, as people get older, their bodies have different nutritional needs. From eating more fiber-rich foods to getting enough Vitamin B12 and Calcium, here are some of the special nutrient needs of older adults. Eating right and staying fit are important no matter what your age. As we get older our bodies have …

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Q&A: How to Prevent, Detect, & Treat Dehydration in Aging Adults

Dehydration is an issue for many seniors and for the caregivers who surround them. How do you make sure your loved one drinks enough water? Do other beverages count? And how do you detect dehydration? These are some of the frequently asked questions when it comes to dehydration. This article, by BetterHealthWhileAging.net discusses whats to …

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Elderly Nutrition 101: Ten Foods To Keep You Healthy

Aging.com in Elderly Nutrition 101 and ten foods that will help seniors stay healthy. According to reports by World Health Organization (WHO), a majority of the diseases that older people suffer are as a result of lack of proper diet. For instance, fat in food is linked cancer of the prostate, colon, and pancreas. Degenerative …

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What to Serve Seniors at a Cookout

Outdoor cookouts are one of the joys of summer. Here are some suggestions from experts in the culinary and elder care fields about crafting a senior cookout menu. Summer cookouts are all about serving casual, crowd-pleasing food, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. However, when it comes to …

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Foods to Avoid with Arthritis

While there’s no single diet to follow for arthritis, including anti-inflammatory foods in a senior’s diet can help restore the body’s natural defenses. Here’s a look at the foods to avoid: Fried and processed AGEs Sugars and refined carbs Dairy Alcohol and tobacco Salt and preservatives Corn oil Bottom line Inflammatory foods “Arthritis” is a …

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Yummier … And Healthier … Than Salt

Cutting back on salt is a very important step we can take to reduce our risk of hypertension (high blood pressure)—and to actually lower it if our numbers are already too high. But we Americans do love our salt. Will our food taste bland if we leave the salt box in the cabinet and hide …

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Healthy Eating For Seniors

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18 Quick and Easy Meals for Seniors

  Many caregivers worry whether their parents are eating enough and getting a balanced diet. These are valid concerns, given that appetite decreases for older adults as they become less physically active. The diminishment of taste and smell also dampens the desire to eat. Food just doesn’t taste as good. When Is it Time to …

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